European nationals have until the end of June to apply under the settlement scheme, if they arrived in the UK before 2021. Employers need to continue to carry out proper right to work checks for all employees during this period.
Right to work checks are the subject of the most popular questions in the top 10 for May. In particular, how can employers ensure they are acting lawfully where they do not know if an EEA national arrived in the UK before or after the end of the Brexit transition period?
Other popular FAQs look at employers’ obligations regarding coronavirus vaccinations; zero hours contracts; sickness absence on bank holidays; and annual leave requests where the employeee may be required to quarantine.
The top 10 HR questions in May 2021:
1. Can an employer rely on an EEA passport as evidence of the right to work if the individual arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020?relx_copyright – This article is XpertHR.co.uk content (c) LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group