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Lewis Silkin | United Kingdom | 22 Sep 2021

Further changes to right to work checks and how to avoid pitfalls

The right to work guidance for employers was recently updated to confirm that individuals with late EU Settlement Scheme applications made on or after 1 July 2021 can start a new job while their application is pending. This article looks at this development and highlights certain aspects of the current guidance that may cause confusion for employers when conducting right to work checks.
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Lewis Silkin | United Kingdom | 11 Aug 2021

Policy clarifications and outstanding issues for right to work checks

The current Home Office guidance for employers on carrying out right to work checks contains some important clarifications of the Home Office's policy. These will not affect the vast majority of checks. They will, however, be relevant in certain circumstances, especially for checks relating to European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and family members of EEA nationals from 1 July 2021....
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Lewis Silkin | United Kingdom | 4 Aug 2021

Key immigration action points for HR in second half of 2021

Free movement has been replaced in the United Kingdom by the domestic immigration system, including the new points-based immigration system. Employers need to ensure that they understand how this affects their business, how their recruitment plans and budgets are affected as well as whether their staff have the correct status to allow them to continue working both in the United Kingdom and......
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK immigration FAQs

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing particular problems for people with UK visas and for their employers. Many UK visa application centres…
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DavidsonMorris Solicitors | United Kingdom | 30 Oct 2019

Proof of Right to Work: Acceptable Documents

Under the Prevention of Illegal Working regime, UK employers are under a duty to verify the working status of all employees before their employment…
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Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 7 Apr 2019

Business Immigration: Right to Work Essentials

The Home Office issued just over 7.5 million in civil penalties for illegal working from 1 January to 31 March 2018…
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Irwin Mitchell LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 2 Apr 2019

Home Office publishes "right to work checks" that will apply post Brexit

The UK is due to leave the EU on 12 April 2019 by automatic operation of law unless the Government's beleaguered Withdrawal Agreement is passed or…
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Gonsalves-Sabola Chambers | Bahamas | 14 Mar 2019

Moving to The Bahamas? What You Need to Know

Moving to The Bahamas creates several questions and issues from a legal perspective. If you are making the move or have newly made a move here, you…
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Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2019

Beware non-compete agreements in Louisiana: ‘Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Texas anymore'

Multi-state non-compete agreements are commonplace. Enforcing these agreements is generally not a problem, as most states use a reasonableness test…
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Fox Williams LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 5 Mar 2019

Brexit and the changing immigration landscape for EU and non-EU nationals - what should you do now?

Thank you for your interest in our webinar with Lexology on 14 February 2019. A number of you raised questions durin…
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