An employment lawyer has criticised plans - under which immigrants would be required to pay a deposit upon entering the UK to introduce a security bonds system - designed to reduce the risk of entrants staying in the UK illegally.
Last week, De More...25 March 2013 11:56
New guidance on recruiting refugees and asylum seekers has been published by the UK Border Agency. The booklet, Guidance for employers on illegal working: refugees and asylum seekers , gives employers clear information on the documentation checks t More...04 August 2010 11:11
Nick Clegg came under fire last night for his plans to introduce an amnesty for illegal immigrants and 'regional migration' for migrant workers.
In the final televised Leaders' Debate , the Liberal Democrat leader had to defend an attack from Dav More...30 April 2010 09:26
Nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants have been employed at one of the country's largest NHS private contractors, it has emerged.
An audit by the UK Border Agency of a few health service contracts with ISS Mediclean in the south-east of England found More...15 April 2010 09:33
Refugees living in Wales are more highly qualified than people born there, according to a university study.
A report by the Centre for Migration Policy Research at Swansea University found that at least a quarter of refugees living in Wales had gain More...02 November 2009 09:12
Significant changes have been taking place to our immigration system, in particular with regard to the employment of foreign workers. From 27 November 2008, organisations wanting to employ people from outside the European Economic Area must successfully More...01 March 2009 00:00
On 29 February 2008, harsher penalties came into force for employing workers who do not have immigration permission to work . Knowingly employing an illegal worker became a criminal offence carrying unlimited fines and prison sentences of up to tw More...11 January 2009 00:00
The occupational shortlist of skilled jobs published yesterday to cut the number of migrant workers is "unhelpful" for some sectors where wages don't reflect their true value, the TUC has warned.
General secretary Brendan Barber has claimed More...10 September 2008 10:09
The number of employers being prosecuted for hiring illegal workers has risen dramatically.
Figures obtained by the BBC revealed a total of 137 businesses were caught employing illegal immigrants in March and April, the two months after the la More...06 May 2008 10:14
The government has finally accepted defeat in the battle over its controversial changes to the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP).
Border and Immigration Agency chief executive Lin Homer has written to campaigners confiming the government w More...21 April 2008 14:07
HR news and analysis including:
Features editor Jo Faragher interviews HR directors on the future of talent management, how it can be measured and where its future lies
A breakdown of the new illegal working and h More...29 February 2008 16:14
Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 , which currently sets out the law on prevention of illegal migrant working in the UK, will be repealed and replaced on 29 February 2008 by Sections 15 to 25 of the Immigration, Asylum and N More...25 February 2008 17:13
This week's HR news and analysis programme includes a special guide to new illegal worker legislation. Louisa Peacock interviews Richard Port, partner and head of employment at Clarion Solicitors, about the introduction on 29 February of fines and po More...08 February 2008 14:54
News and analysis in the human resources sector including:
alarming news on news EU proposals for health and safety
the potential for shared HR services in the higher education sector
the decision of the employment tribunal brought by a CBe More...18 January 2008 14:55
News and analysis in the human resources sector including: a look at the possible establishment of a new diversity association shocking statistics on the number of equal pay claims lodged and brain training and how it should - or perhaps should More...11 January 2008 15:29
The TUC has backed calls from children's charity Barnado's to allow UK asylum seekers to work.
The charity's report - 'Like any other child' - published today, calls for the Home Office to re-address the current UK asylum process, including giving More...07 January 2008 14:49
Human resources news and analysis including:
a look at what 2008 has in prospect for employers
the first major tribunal outcome of the year - a heterosexual employee has won damages regarding her sexual orientation
a new government cam More...04 January 2008 13:35
Watford footballer Al Bangura has been granted a last-minute reprieve from deportation to Sierra Leone after immigration minister Liam Byrne ordered an independent panel to consider his case for a work permit. Bangura was granted asylum from wa More...20 December 2007 12:40
Companies face being hit with a £10,000 fine for each illegal worker they unwittingly hire after the government confirmed that new rules will come into force from February 2008.
The Home Office last week announced full details of its tough new immi More...26 November 2007 09:50
The government is to check the immigration status of 40,000 staff cleared to work in the security industry following revelations that thousands were employed illegally.
About 5,000 illegal immigrants were mistakenly cleared to work as security staff More...12 November 2007 11:24