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Right to work checks in the UK

It is imperative that every employer is compliant with the immigration law and right to work requirements, ensuring that correct right to work checks are carried out on all your employees, otherwise, your company may face serious consequences.

Right to work checks can be conducted in various ways, depending on the situation of the employee/individual you are recruiting. Those vary from:

  • Manual right to work checks;
  • Digital identity document validation right to work checks;
  • Online right to work checks;
  • Employer checking service.

Our experienced Immigration Team can advise you on the correct checks to carry out on your employees and provide your HR team with valuable training to ensure right to work compliance. 

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You should always ensure to retain copies of the documents received and the right to work results you obtain to secure a statutory excuse against liability for a civil penalty. If at a later stage it turns out that the person does not have the correct right to work in the UK, a correct right to work check will provide your company with the necessary legal protection against a civil penalty.

The law always changes on how to correctly carry out right to work checks and what documents to rely on. Freeths can keep you updated on the law so that you can feel reassured that you remain compliant.

Our team understands that immigration law can be very difficult to navigate if you do not have the right support, which is why our team would guide you through the complexities of the immigration system and advise you throughout to ensure compliance. Freeths Immigration Team has immense knowledge and experience advising clients on the appropriate right to work checks, suited to your business needs to ensure compliance with the law.

We will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the appropriate assistance, advice, and support to be compliant with right to work requirements.

Our Immigration Team has the necessary expertise to support your business in:

  • Conducting accurate right to work checks
  • Preventing illegal working
  • Carrying out right to work audits
  • Reviewing and improving your right to work practices and systems
  • Dealing with and challenging civil penalties
  • Providing HR training
  • Supplying right to work policies

We can share our expertise with your company to alleviate your responsibilities and any stresses you may have so that you can focus on the growth of your business, and we can deal with your immigration matters. We will ensure that you have the necessary systems put in place to ensure effective and efficient right to work checks.

Freeths is a national, multi-service firm that can provide you with a full-rounded advice on areas such as employment, tax and pensions tailored to your business. Our team can provide you with timely and precise advice on any issues you may be facing.

Please contact our Immigration Team to discuss your situation with our experts.

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