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Legal Right to Work

We help employers understand Prevention of Illegal Working legislation and maintain robust compliance procedures.

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Compliance

Avoid Government sanctions and fines, whilst maintaining outstanding Human Resource procedures.

Prevention of Illegal Working legislation imposes a positive obligation on all UK employers to check, before an individual starts work, that he or she has an immigration or nationality status that permits UK employment.

Some individuals will have a permanent status that permits on-going employment. These workers are only required to produce their original documentation once before the employment commences. The employer must ensure that copies are retained in a prescribed form and are certified by the responsible party.

Other candidates will have a time-limited status that will require future pre-expiry checks. An alternative set of suitable compliance documents must be checked and copies for these workers.

We provide training and audit services in respect of this complex area of law. We enable employers to have peace of mind and avoid penalties.

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