With the imminent changes and “reversion” of Right to Work Checks from the 1st of July, the Home Office has released new guidance to support organisations.
This guidance advises an employer how to conduct a right to work check and sets out the specific actions that can be taken to prevent liability for a civil penalty. This is called ‘establishing a statutory excuse against liability for a penalty’. This guidance applies to right to work checks conducted on or after 17 December 2020 to establish or retain a statutory excuse from having to pay a civil penalty for employing a person who is not permitted to do the work in question.
The new guidance can be found here: