Right to Work in the UK

Key Points

  • The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 provides that it is a criminal offence to employ a person knowing that they are not legally entitled to work in the UK.
  • Imprisonment and or financial penalties apply for directors who employe staff working illegally.
  • An employer should retain evidence to show that an employee has a right to work.
  • Depending on the evidential documents provided by the employee, rechecks may be necessary over time. 
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