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What right to work check should be done for EU nationals employed by us on or before 31 December 2020?

If a compliant right to work check is done before the employment begins, the employer receives the benefit of the statutory excuse, protecting the business from a civil penalty if the employee turns out not to have the right to work.

So long as a compliant right to work check has been carried out, there is no requirement to undertake further right to work checks for this category of EU national.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Right to work checks and civil penalties section.

Disclaimer

Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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