Right to work checks update

02 August 2018

The Home Office has published updated guidance on right to work checks for employers. If employers are to avoid substantial fines in the event they employ an illegal worker, they need to follow the guide to the letter.

All employers, irrespective of size or sector are required to prevent the employment of illegal workers.

The most significant updates contained in the recent update relate to:

• Steps employers should take if, in carrying out a right to work check, they consider a prospective employee presents information indicating they are a non-EEA national who has been a long-term lawful resident of the UK since before 1988 and does not possess acceptable right to work documentation

• Further clarification on appropriate steps for employers in relation to existing employees

• Clarification of the grace period in cases of Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) transfers

• Ending restrictions on the employment of Croatian nationals with effect from 1 July 2018

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