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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.
23 Nov 2020
Thousands more health workers from abroad whose visas are due to expire soon will be able to remain in the UK for another year free of charge.
20 Nov 2020
Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.
19 Nov 2020
New government figures show that far fewer migrants have applied for, and been granted visas to work in the UK in the past few months.
12 Nov 2020
The Home Office has launched a priority service for businesses that wish to bring in overseas workers under the sponsor-licence scheme.
11 Nov 2020
The minister for future borders and immigration has advised employers wishing to continue to recruit skilled workers from abroad next...
11 Nov 2020
2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it’s now time to plan for...
5 Nov 2020
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has started investigating why health and social care workers from ethnic minority backgrounds are more at risk of Covid-19.
4 Nov 2020
Finding out that an employee has secretly been working from another country isn’t a new problem, but it has become...
28 Oct 2020
The agriculture sector urgently needs clarity on how it will be able to recruit seasonal workers from overseas next year,...
26 Oct 2020
Employers need to ‘snap out’ of their complacency and start preparing for the points-based immigration system, a specialist has warned...
13 Oct 2020
The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...
6 Oct 2020
Last week, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released a report outlining what occupations should be recognised as being in shortage...
2 Oct 2020
As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...
1 Oct 2020
Health and care staff from overseas are now able to claim their immigration health surcharge reimbursement today (1 October), a...
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...