Veremark’s Right to Work (RTW) Check service offers UK employers confidence when making hiring decisions and recruiting new applicants. Every candidate’s situation is different. That’s why we’ve created a digital journey for UK Right to Work Checks that automatically adapts to each candidate. Our process takes the stress and guesswork out of compliance by providing three options for completing the check (while also providing the basis for a statutory excuse).
A UK Right to Work Check (RTW) verifies that each candidate is legitimately permitted to work in the UK. This check is the employer's obligation, and failure to conduct the process correctly can result in jail time or penalties. Veremark’s UK RTW service guides candidates through the relevant journey, easing the administrative and time-intensive burden for employers. The new digital approach helps streamlines the process by removing the requirement to check documents in-person.
There are three options for completing the compulsory check:
- Digital - candidates will be guided through the steps of identity verification through our partner IDSP Hooyu. This option is available for all candidates who can provide a valid (in-date) passport issued by the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
- Online sharecode - available for candidates who can provide a sharecode during the application process. Veremark uses the sharecode to conduct a Home Office online right to work check via the UK government database. The official report is made available on the Veremark platform for the client to view.
- Manual (Document upload) - for candidate’s not able to benefit from the other two journeys, Veremark will prompt the candidate upload relevant identification documents, such as a UK birth certificate or a letter from the Home Office. The Veremark team checks the documents to assess their applicability to establishing the candidate’s right to work status and will note the findings on the results. The client can use the notes, upon seeing the candidate face-to-face, against the relevant documents - helping to establish the right to work.
Veremark’s digital identity verification will provide employers with the basis for obtaining a statutory excuse. However, it is also important for employers to check the results of the identity verification check against the individual presenting themselves for work to help ensure they are not an imposter. The employer is also expected to retain a clear copy of the check results for the duration of the individual’s employment and for two years after the employment has come to an end - which can be done via the Veremark platform.
Employers who conduct Right to Work checks correctly can rely on a statutory defense against claims of compliance violations, showing they have taken consistent and compliant steps to guarantee they are only employing individuals with authorization to work in the UK.
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