As an employer, you’ll know it’s your legal responsibility to check the immigration status of each candidate with a right to work check - but did you know this can now be done digitally without any in-person involvement?
With digital right to work checks underway - learn how you can obtain a statutory excuse and stay one step ahead of illegal workers along with the severe consequences of hiring them.
Right to Work legislation requires that every United Kingdom (UK) employer, regardless of size, conduct a right to work check on every new employee before they are onboarded, as well as ensuring the right to work status of existing employees. Though it is a simple prerequisite, failure to comply can result in serious repercussions for employers. Non-compliance can result in fines of up to £20,000 per employee and/or a jail term of 5 year.
The severity of the penalties for employing an undocumented immigrant worker can potentially damage the employer's brand and business reputation as well as lead to sponsor license suspensions and disqualification of directors. The only way to establish a defence against a civil penalty or statutory excuse is for the employer to demonstrate that the right to work check has been carried out as per the regulations and the employer has valid proof of the same.
Our comprehensive right to work guide covers all of the latest updates - including how employers can remotely verify an individual's right to work status using an identity service provider!
In this report, we discuss:
- Who has the right to work in the UK?
- What is UK’s Right to Work Check?
- What are the employer obligations for the right to work check?
- How does an IDSP enable employer compliance with the right to work check?
- How can Veremark help employers comply with the regulation?