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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.
11 Jun 2019
Home Office cannot afford to ignore the lessons of the Windrush scandal and suffer the resulting reputational damage.
30 May 2019
The scheme could lead to the unnecessary and unlawful deportations of people who should be entitled to live and work in the UK.
29 May 2019
The shortage occupation list should be expanded to allow more migrant workers to fill a wider range of health, IT...
24 May 2019
Only a third of countries allow same-sex spouses to qualify as dependents on immigration applications, while just 30% allow same-sex partners this qualification.
3 May 2019
The Home Office has announced that more than 600,000 EU citizens had applied to stay in the UK in the...
25 Apr 2019
People that come to the UK as “asylum migrants” are more likely to be unemployed, earn less and work fewer...
18 Apr 2019
Almost half of employees think their employer will make redundancies over the next year, fearing Brexit will result in financial instability.
11 Apr 2019
The UK and the EU have agreed a “flexible extension” of Brexit until 31 October, but will this Halloween exit...
5 Apr 2019
Brexit has put demand for overseas healthcare workers, including occupational health (OH) and occupational therapy (OT), firmly in the spotlight....
2 Apr 2019
Given the Brexit crisis there are few certainties about future immigration rules but for Claire Nilson and Hodon Buraleh, there were encouraging signs in Philip Hammond's...
15 Mar 2019
How the UK manages Brexit may hang in the balance this week, but one certainty is that costs will rise...
11 Mar 2019
The government has announced an extension to the number of professions that will be exempt from the proposed £30,000 minimum...
4 Mar 2019
The government should create a new class of visas specifically for technology firms “with the most growth potential” to help...
1 Mar 2019
When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...