New Work Check Changes in The UK
In April 2022, adjustments to the right-to-work check were updated by the Home Office which will be followed up until 30 September, 2022. As a result of pandemic Covid-19, employees are able to utilise adjusted means for the verification of any person’s right to work in the UK which includes being in charge for managing digital checks through Identification Documentation Validation Technology (IDVT).
Following are the rules which needs to be followed in right-to-work-checks:
- Checks can be conducted over video calls,
- Employees or job applicants can send photos or scans of their documents via email or mobile app instead of sending originals,
- Employers must use the Home Office Employer Checking Service if any current employee or a prospect is unable to send the accepted documents attached,
- Concessions for the Home Office for right-to-work checks changes will end at the end from 1 October 2022. Following that, employers will not be allowed to use digital practices like video calls to conduct checks.
This implies that any employer who carries out incorrect right-to-work checks following this date will not be compliant with the law.
Right-to-work checks will not be able to be carried out remotely from 1 October 2022.
Based on who’s being employed either, physical documents will be required to be verified, and documents will be required to be verified online via the Home Office checking service or through the Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT).
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