Right To Work Checks

Publication Date15 Apr 2021
SubjectEmployment and HR, Employment Litigation/ Tribunals
Law FirmWiggin
AuthorMr Marcus Rowland, Seth Roe and Charis Shakespeare

The government has thankfully updated its guidance on right to work checks to confirm that right to work checks for EEA nationals will not change until after 30 June 2021.

This means that until 30 June 2021, employers can continue to rely on an EEA national's passport or national identity card to evidence their right to work. The Government's guidance makes clear that employers are not expected to differentiate between EEA nationals who arrived before 31 December 2020 (the end of the transition period) and those arriving from 1 January to 30 June 2021 (the grace period) and that there will be...

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