Employers guide to right to work checks

Posted by rmt22 at Dec 07, 2017 11:00 AM |
More information on a key change to the way we verify documents from prospective employees.

The home office has published a revised Employer’s Guide To Right to Work (RTW) Checks. This will impact the way hiring managers must verify Right to Work checks such as passports during their Recruitment and Selection process.

This guidance explains what employers must do to prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out document checks on people before employing them to make sure they are allowed to work.

To summarise the key change, Hiring Managers must:

1. Obtain the person’s original documents as specified in the guidance

2. Check the validity of the documents in the presence of the holder

3. Make and retain a clear copy

4. AND need you to include the following wording taken from the guidance on each right to work document you retain: ‘the date on which this right to work check was made: [insert date]’. Labelling the right to work document with this wording ensures that the date added to the record reflects the date upon which you conducted the check, and means that you can quickly demonstrate that you have performed a right to work check and retained a statutory excuse if required.

If you have any further questions, please contact the recruitment team on  0116 252 5639 or  recruitment@leicester.ac.uk

A copy of the guidance is available on the gov.uk website.

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