All employers and their staff with responsibility for the recruitment and employment of individuals have a duty to prevent illegal working in the UK. As an employer, you may be liable for a fine of up to £20,000 for each illegal worker and could also face criminal prosecution if you employ someone illegally in the UK.
There are specific checks that you must do on potential staff before you employ them to make sure they are allowed to work in the UK. The check will need to be repeated if your potential employee has temporary permission to work in the UK. You must conduct these checks in a certain way to safeguard yourself against a fine.
Our Prevention of Illegal Working services can help safeguard you against a potential fine. We can help you with any questions about preventing illegal working in the UK including:
Please contact our immigration team by telephone on +44 (0)207 959 2358 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
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