From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart that accompanies the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was originally introduced to display driving licence information that could not be included on the photocard. These details include endorsements and penalty points together with vehicle categories you are entitled to drive.
This means that from 8 June 2015 neither the photocard driving licence nor the paper counterpart will provide accurate information of any driving endorsements employees may have. Which will be the most practical (lawful) process for employers to access this information (which they may need for insurance purposes among others) is currently unclear. Once it becomes clear we will be amending company vehicle policies (for our clients) in line with this. If we can help you, please let us know.