The changes to the Immigration Act 2016 came into force on the 12th July 2016.
The main change to the act is the penalty for hiring an illegal worker. You can now face up to five years’ imprisonment for knowingly/ignorantly hiring illegal workers. This includes having ‘reasonable cause to believe that the employee is disqualified from employment by reason of the employee’s immigration status’.
Your workers, found illegally working also face imprisonment and/or fines. Their wages will also be seized under the proceeds of the Crime Act 2002.
Wurkplace can manage staff inductions to ensure you stay on the right side of the law. Our HR Consultants will gather documents identifying proof of right to work in the UK, and also provide copies for your records!
Previous cases have also shown employers be banned from any business activity. Avoid this by protecting yourself and your business against the Immigration Act 2016. Contact us by filling out our quick form, or call an HR Consultant now on 0330 400 5490.
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