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Updated guidance for employers on carrying out right to work checks

Makbool Javaid
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The Home Office has published updated guidance for employers on carrying out right to work checks which includes further clarification on appropriate steps for employers in relation to existing employees. A list of the most significant updates can be found on page 4 and in addition to steps for existing employees, these include ending restrictions employing Croatian nationals from 1 July 2018, clarification of the grace period in cases of transfer of undertakings and conducting checks on non-EEA nationals lawfully resident in the UK since before 1988, but with no acceptable right to work documentation.


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