Right-to-work

Temporary Changes to right to work checks


The Government has issued advice for employers carrying out right to work checks for new recruits during the coronavirus pandemic, which is intended to make the checks easier. The full details can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-right-to-work-checks

Essentially, checks still need to be carried out, but:

· checks can be carried out by video call; and

· job applicants or current workers can provide scanned documents or photos of documents instead of submitting originals.

These are temporary measures and employers who recruit workers using these measures will have to do retrospective checks within 8 weeks of coronavirus measures ending.

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