A Work Rights Check is a type of background check that establishes your legal right to work for an employer in a specific location. To work in a specific location, a Worker will usually need to be a citizen or permanent resident of that location, or hold a valid visa that allows them to legally work in that location.
An Employer may require a Worker to consent to the completion of a Work Rights check prior to their employment and/or at regular intervals throughout their employment to check continued eligibility to work. An Employer may withdraw an offer of employment during Onboarding if a Worker does not consent to a Work Rights Check or if a Worker is found ineligible to work. An Employer may also terminate a Worker's ongoing employment if they are found ineligible to work at a later date.
In Xemplo, Work Rights Checks involve securely sending a limited amount of personal information for a Worker to a third-party authority with access to appropriate government services to establish legal rights to work. The third-party authority will securely return Work Rights information for a requested Worker to Xemplo for HR to review and action. For Workers in Australia, a Work Rights Check is also known as a VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) Check.
If you are sent an Onboarding request that includes a Work Rights Check that must be completed before you can start work with your Employer, you will need to consent to the check and provide the required personal information. You will not be able to continue the Onboarding process until the Work Rights Check has been completed. Once the check is completed, you will receive an email confirmation from Xemplo and can continue your Onboarding if successful.
Please note: Not all Onboarding requests will include a Work Rights Check. If your employer does not require a check, Xemplo will automatically skip this step of the Onboarding process.
If your Employer is conducting a Work Rights Check as part of your ongoing employment, you will not need to provide any additional information. Your employer will regularly perform the required check and contact you if there are any issues requiring clarification.
Completing a Work Rights Check during Onboarding
If your Onboarding requires you to complete a Work Rights check, you will be presented with a consent screen after you accept your contract. You will need to consent to the check to continue the Onboarding process. If you do not consent to the Work Rights check, Xemplo will send an alert to your employer who will contact you and may withdraw your offer of employment.
To consent to the Work Rights Check, select the Authorise and Continue option.
Adding personal information required for a Work Rights Check
Once you've consented to the check, you'll need to provide the required personal information. The personal information provided will be sent to the checking authority securely online.