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Employers must ensure that individuals who are recruited have the legal right to work in the UK. Employers cannot employ an individual who is subject to immigration control and who has not been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not have permission to work in the UK.
All potential employees are required to provide evidence of entitlement to work in the UK. Requests for documentation should therefore be applied to all potential employees, not just those coming from abroad.
Employers are liable for fines for negligently employing illegal workers and can be prosecuted under the criminal offence of knowingly employing illegal workers.
21 May 2020
The government has stated that non-EEA family members of any NHS, healthcare or social care worker who has died as...
18 May 2020
Labour accuses government of undervaluing people in low paid jobs in the health and social care sector and says immigration bill will make them feel unwelcome in this country.
14 May 2020
Organisations still hoping to apply for a sponsor licence before the end of the year are 'cutting applications to the wire'.
13 May 2020
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a six-week call for evidence, asking business groups and employers to share their...
30 Apr 2020
The Home Office says migrants can request a new visa with extended validity.
28 Apr 2020
One of the best known images of the First World War is the commanding face of Lord Kitchener, his finger...
22 Apr 2020
Proposals to extend the visas of NHS workers may not apply to as many people as initially thought, immigration experts...
16 Apr 2020
Several food growers have chartered flights to bring Eastern European workers to the UK to help with crop picking.
6 Apr 2020
We examine how far rule changes go towards helping overseas citizens with soon-to-expire visas who are unable to travel.
3 Apr 2020
EU citizens applying to remain in the UK following Brexit have been warned their application may take longer to be...
1 Apr 2020
Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that frontline NHS workers whose visas are due to expire before 1 October will...
31 Mar 2020
Right to work checks can now be carried out using scanned or online documents.
24 Mar 2020
How much more can HR do to protect supply chains and the people that work within them, five years on from the Modern Slavery Act passing into law?
12 Mar 2020
Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...