A company must complete right to work checks on all employees and keep records. It was announced in August 2023 that if an organisation fails to complete the correct right to work checks, then they could be faced with a fine of up to £60,000 per employee.
From early 2024, the penalty for a first offence will be increased from £15,000 to £45,000. If there is a further breach, then the penalty will increase from £20,000 to £60,000. The Home Office will consider the organisations history of compliance as well as their co-operation when issuing the final penalty.
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