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The Home Office has recently launched a new online tool with a view to making your job as an employer a little bit easier.  You can use this tool to verify if a potential employee has the right to work in the UK and what documents employers should check.

The tool facilitates compliance with the fundamentally important Right to Work Check regulations which every employer must comply with before employing someone irrespective of whether they are from overseas, the EU or the UK.

The online service is available here on the gov.uk website and has been made part of the most recent version of the Tier 2 & 5 Sponsor Guidance.

Prospective employees can also use it to find out exactly what documents they need to produce on their first day of work to prove they have the right to work in the UK.