Right to Work checks/Illegal working
Right to Work checks and verification of identity documents is fundamental to process for not of employing overseas workers with the penalties for transgression now up to £20,000 per illegal worker. E2W can provide the expertise and guidance to ensure the prospective employer performs the correct checks and is able to identify falsified or incorrect identity documents. E2W can also advise on a prospective employee’s right to work based on their personal circumstances and immigration status, suggesting remedial action where required and advising on eligibility for employment related application routes.
Legislation introduced in 2006 placed a responsibility on prospective employers of overseas workers to help prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out prescribed document checks on people before employing them to ensure they are lawfully allowed to work. The same legislation determined that an employer may be liable for a civil penalty if they employ someone who does not have the right to undertake the work in question.
E2W are not only able to advise on and assist with an employer’s Right to Work checks to establish eligibility to employment but also challenge decisions to impose civil penalties.