Right to Work
It is critical for your HR team to understand the UK’s illegal working regime so your business can avoid civil penalties, criminal liability and reputational damage.
As part of our broader Immigration solutions for HR, we offer a range of services designed to ensure that you understand the law and that you have the necessary systems in place to carry out compliant manual and online right to work checks. We can also help you to protect your business from discrimination or unfair dismissal claims while seeking to prevent illegal working.
Our solutions for illegal working include:
- Toolkits – an overview of the illegal working regime, how to carry out manual and online right to work checks and top tips for avoiding pitfalls
- Training – practical, in-depth sessions delivered by our expert immigration lawyers and tailored to the structure of your workforce and business, with lots of opportunity for you to get your questions answered
- Onsite support – we are able to come to your offices to review your right to work processes, give you specific feedback on what is working well and make recommendations for any improvements
Full details of our Immigration Solutions for HR Right to Work services are in our flyer.
Home Office provides consolidated details of new immigration system15 July 2020
On 13 July 2020 the Home Office published a more detailed policy statement on the changes to the UK immigration system due to come into effect from 1 January 2021, including its re-design of Points-Based immigration routes.
The Government provides some clarity on the immigration rights of EEA citizens arriving post-Brexit06 September 2019
After Media reports started circulating yesterday, the Government have now released its policy paper on their ‘No deal immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving after Brexit’.
Populism and employment law02 September 2019
This study of the impact of the recent emergence of ‘populist’ political parties on global employment law is based on a survey of 11 jurisdictions where populism is assessed to be a significant political force. It was produced in collaboration with Ius Laboris member firms in those countries.
Record keeping guidance for Points-Based System sponsors updated13 August 2019
The Home Office has made significant updates to Appendix D to the guidance for Points-Based System sponsors, which sets out sponsors’ record keeping duties.
IR35 – What is changing and what you need to do17 June 2019
The government is committed to cracking down on “disguised employment”. In order to achieve that, the IR35 rules are changing in April 2020.
New processes for low-risk nationalities using e-passport gates to enter the UK10 June 2019
Since 20 May 2019 citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand Singapore, South Korea and USA have been able to use e-passport gates at airports in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, the East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, London City, Luton, Manchester and Stansted, as well as the Eurostar terminals at Brussels and Paris.
Joanna Hunt and Kathryn Denyer write for HR Magazine: Digitalisation of the visa system: What HR should know07 June 2019
Joanna Hunt and Kathryn Denyer have written an article for HR Magazine that discusses how HR teams need to get up to speed with the transformation of the UK's visa system, including digital visa status and online right to work checks.
European Court rules that employers must keep records of actual time worked16 May 2019
The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that employers must keep a record of all hours worked by their workers each day, in order to ensure compliance with the rules on maximum weekly working time and rest breaks.