Immigration changes May 2014 — what do employers need to know?

On 16 May 2014, the maximum civil penalty for employing an illegal worker increased from £10,000 to £20,000; a new statutory code of practice on preventing illegal working came into effect; and a new statutory code of practice on avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working came into effect.

Negligently employing an illegal worker carries civil liability. The maximum civil penalty is now £20,000.

Knowingly employing an illegal worker is a criminal offence carrying a penalty of up to two years’ imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine…

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