Digital Right To Work Checks are changing. What are these changes? And, what are you required to do?
From October 1st 2022, Digital Right To Work Checks will permanently change meaning employers will only be able to hire applicants by meeting them face-to-face or using ID validation technology to check hiring documents.
Therefore, if you are not meeting potential employees face-to-face, businesses are now recommended to use government-certified Identity Services Providers (IDSPs).
In addition, businesses must keep records of hiring documents for up to two years after an employee’s exit date. These changes apply to British and Irish citizens; for other applicants, the Home Office operates an online Right to Work Checking Service.
The Right to Work Checking Service allows you to oversee job applicant’s right to work details. This includes the type of work the applicant is allowed to do as well as how long they can work in the UK for; if there’s a time limit.
To access this information, you need the job applicant’s date of birth and right to work share code. If you don’t have a share code, you need to check the applicant’s original documents.
Please click here to access the government’s Right to Work Checking Service.
If you would like to discuss which IDSPs we recommend or need assistance with right to work checks, please reach out to the team today.