YunoJuno completes a range of compliance checks, to ensure your bookings are fully compliant with the law, and you only need to worry about doing your best work when working with our clients. Our right-to-work checks form part of these preliminary compliance checks.
What is a right-to-work check?
This check allows YunoJuno as an intermediary between you, the freelancer, and the client, that’s hiring you, to confirm you have the right-to-work in the UK. This check is conducted by our trusted partner, Onfido, who will check key information with you, and confirm that you are legally allowed to work in the UK.
Why do we ask for the right-to-work?
As an intermediary, we need to show that the freelancers we introduce to clients have the right-to-work in the U.K, as per the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. To comply with this law, we have partnered with a third-party service called Onfido for freelancers to complete their right-to-work checks.
Who needs to complete this check?
Whether you need to complete a right-to-work check will be dependent on your location as the freelancer, not the location of the client.
Freelancers working in the UK will need to complete a right-to-work check to complete work for our clients.
If you’re a non-UK freelancer that has been invited to complete work for a UK company you will only need to complete an identity check in Onfido (just to make sure you’re who you say you are!)
What is the process?
Once you secure your first booking you will need to complete a right-to-work check via Onfido before you can accept it. This check includes sharing standard identity details with Onfido (such as your name and date of birth, address history). You will also be required to scan an identity document, for example, a passport. Onfido will then prompt you to upload a quick selfie, to ensure the document you’ve uploaded belongs to you. Finally, if you’re a non-UK resident, you will also need to provide your visa document.
How regularly do I have to complete a right to work check?
We understand that your right to work status is unlikely to change frequently. You will only be required to complete a right-to-work check once a year unless the platform notes that your right to work may have expired or changed.
What happens if I don’t pass the Onfido check?
In some instances, you may not pass the Onfido check, this may be because you have not uploaded all the necessary documents, or your visa is currently in the process of being extended. YunoJuno reviews every freelancer on a case-by-case basis to better understand your circumstances. Whilst our internal compliance team will do their best to support you in accepting your opportunity promptly, this will take longer than the automated Onfido route. We encourage all freelancers to do their best to upload complete and full documentation to the Onfido portal to ensure a streamlined process.
I have completed my right-to-work checks now, however, I want my data to be deleted.
YunoJuno is legally obligated to store your information for 5 years post-booking in order to comply with our responsibilities as an employer. If you wish to have your data deleted, we will do our best to ensure the only data we have in relation to you, is that which we are legally obliged to keep.
To discuss the deletion of your data please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org