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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.
16 Nov 2004
Home secretary David Blunkett has spoken out in favour of ID cards as a part of a strategy to protect...
10 Nov 2004
Nearly 91,000 people from the new member states of the European Union registered to work in Britain in the first...
10 Nov 2004
The initial success of the Government’s worker registration scheme to combat illegal migrant workers is welcome, but the Government should...
9 Nov 2004
Small town and rural Britain is being propped up by migrant workers from Eastern Europe. This is in stark contrast...
13 Oct 2004
Rather than offer higher wages, employers are opting to invest in the learning and development of their staff to hang...
1 May 2004
Nationals from eight of the 10 accession countries that joined the European Union this month will be entitled to work...