Online right to work checking service goes live

The Home Office have officially gone live with their online Right to Work Checking Service. This gives employers access to real-time information about an individual’s right to work. This will help employers avoid a penalty if found to be employing illegal workers as long as:

The online check confirms that the employee is entitled to work in the UK
The employer satisfies itself that any photograph in the online check process is of the employee
They retain a copy of the online check for at least two years after the employment ends.
The online checking service can be used by non-EEA nationals who hold biometric residence permits or biometric residence cards and EEA nationals who have been granted settled status. EEA national who have not been granted settled status will still need to demonstrate their right to work through the appropriate documents.

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