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6 February 2019

Employers' Guide to employing EU Nationals after Brexit


With yet more arguments and news headlines daily, and a no-deal Brexit looking increasingly possible, it’s important that companies invest time and resources into checking the status of their European workforce and helping them where they can, otherwise this can have significant cost and commercial risk implications.


Key facts so far:


What employers can do now:

This last step is important for employers to ensure their workforce still has the right to work in the UK. Don’t forget you can be fined up to £20,00 per employee for not completing the appropriate right to work checks. Note that non-UK citizens who do not apply for the correct residence status by the deadline would be considered to be in the UK unlawfully and therefore it would be a criminal offence for employers to employ them, risking the fines outlined.


More Information

The government recently (in January 2019) updated their guidance and process on this – here’s a link to the document.


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