Right to Work checks

It is unlawful to employ someone who does not have the right to reside and the appropriate right to work in the UK or who is working in breach of their conditions of stay.

Employers face civil penalties of up to £20,000 for each employee with no right to work if they have failed to carry out checks properly. They can also face criminal penalties if they had reasonable cause to believe an employee did not have to right to work. 

We can advise employers from all sectors on;

  • how to carry out document checks on people before employing them to make sure they are allowed to work.
  • documents which are acceptable for the purposes of demonstrating a right to work
  • How to rely on statutory excuse to avoid the imposition of a civil penalty.

To find out how we can help you, please contact us.

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