All employers have a legal obligation to check that employees have a Right to Work in the UK before they employ them. All employees must be checked regardless of their nationality, the length of their contract or the position they hold.
The Immigration Act 2016, introduced in July 2016, has made it easier to prosecute employers and introduced tougher sanctions, including a custodial sentence of up to 5 years and a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker.
Without thorough and reliable identity checks, you are putting your business at risk of employing those using a fraudulent identities. A business found with illegal workers faces potential damage to their brand and to consumer confidence as well as disruption to their busines, as recent high profile cases demonstrate, including that of Byron Burgers.
TrustID electronic validation solutions help retail businesses to improve compliance with Right to Work legislation by enabling them to perform checks consistently and reliably. With a choice of solutions, including desktop, mobile and cloud scanning, electronic checks can even be rolled out across all multiple stores, using a smartphone or tablet device.