Prevention of Illegal Working
All UK employers are at risk of incurring criminal and civil penalties for employing illegal workers. The Immigration Act 2016 extended criminal liability to the employing organization, putting directors at risk, and to illegal workers themselves.
Your organisation needs robust HR systems in place to minimise its exposure to these risks. We offer bespoke Prevention of Illegal Working services, tailored to your needs and budget, whether you need an audit of personnel records, staff training or a hotline for those tricky illegal working questions.
The Home Office increases its levying of penalties day by day. In the unfortunate event that your organisation has recently been the target of a penalty, we can quickly assess the potential success of objecting to the fine. We will seek to reduce or eliminate fines.
Our team is international and includes English, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French and Armenian speaking members.
Preventing illegal working: employers able to rely on online right to work checks from 28 January 201914 December 2018
In some circumstances employers will be able to use the Home Office Right to Work Checking Service available on GOV.UK from 28 January 2019 to obtain a statutory excuse against payment of a civil penalty for employing an illegal worker, without having also to check the individual’s physical documents.
GDPR incoming! Some challenges from an immigration perspective24 May 2018
GDPR. Four letters currently dominating the thoughts of every company in Europe. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force tomorrow, Friday 25 May 2018.
Joanna Hunt writes for City A.M.: Businesses should demand the home office reform policies that create a burden and ‘hostile environment’ for employers09 May 2018
In an article for City A.M. Joanna Hunt discusses the UK's immigration system creating a "hostile environment" resulting in a burden on employers having to check all employees right to work in the UK, or face harsh penalties.