Right to Work: Pay Attention or Pay the Price!

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 10 January 2024
Rob Tubman
A&L Goodbody Northern Ireland LLP
Issues covered: Immigration, Right to Work Checks, Financial Penalties

Reducing migration – both legal and illegal - remains a key policy for the government. Unannounced visits designed to stop illegal working increased by 50% in 2023 and 2024 will bring significant increases in civil penalties for employers found to be facilitating illegal working. With the maximum fine tripling to £60,000 per worker, it is crucial for employers to familiarise themselves with changes to right to work guidance to ensure ongoing compliance.

Why conduct a right to work check?

All employers need to check that a person is legally allowed to live and work in the UK before they are employed. This applies to all prospective applicants, not just non-UK nationals. To establish a

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This article is correct at 10/01/2024

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Rob Tubman
A&L Goodbody Northern Ireland LLP

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