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.
Further right to work check changes and how to avoid some pitfalls16 September 2021
On 31 August 2021 the right to work guidance for employers was updated to confirm that individuals with a late EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) application made on or after 1 July 2021 can start a new job while their application is pending. In this article we look at this development, as well as highlighting certain aspects of the current guidance that may cause confusion for employers when conducting right to work checks.
Home Office extends adjusted right to work checks to 31 August 202118 June 2021
The Home Office has confirmed to the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association that adjusted right to work checks will remain in place until at least 31 August 2021. The development comes at the eleventh hour, as full right to work checks were set to resume from 21 June 2021.
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.