Right to work checks

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all employers are required to make basic document checks on every person they intend to employ to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK.

As an employer you are responsible for ensuring checks and that new recruits provide original documents as evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK on their appointment to the Company.

Copies should be made of the original documents, which should be retained on the employment file.

A regular audit should be conducted to ensure that all documents remain up to date and that any expired documentation is replaced and the Company remains compliant with the Act.