Tags: Illegal workers

New Immigration Bill means more burden on employers

The new Immigration Bill that is set to kick off this week has caused upset among legal professionals after they have hit back at the Prime Minister’s speech. They say both businesses and workers are being targeted in a negative way, with migrant workers being targeted and punished and more burden being put on businesses shoulders.

Illegal worker fines up 50% on last year

Data obtained by Warrington-based employment services provider Parasol under the Freedom of Information Act shows that 1,822 civil penalty notices were issued to UK-based employers between January and December 2013. The number of fines issued represents a 50% increase on the previous 12 months, during which 1,216 penalties were imposed. The gross value of penalties…

Penalty for employing illegal workers doubles to £20,000

The Home Office has published the results of its consultation on the civil penalty scheme to prevent illegal working. The maximum civil penalty for an employer in respect of each illegal worker is to be increased from £10,000 to £20,000, but the range of documents acceptable as evidence of the right to work is to…

Derek Kelly: What HR professionals need to know about the new Immigration Bill

All UK-based businesses have a duty to ensure that their employees are legally entitled to work in the country. Since February 2008, this obligation has been underpinned by a civil penalty scheme. Under the current system, an employer who flouts the rules by hiring illegal workers can be hit with a civil fine of up to…

Cyber crime ‘iPlods’ wanted part time at GCHQ

Ministers are engaged in talks that could see British intelligence agency GCHQ recruit part time cyber crime experts, it has been reported. The possibility comes after warnings from the agency’s director Iain Lobban that GCHQ had been struggling to hold on to the “internet whizzes” needed for cyber operations, people who were being drawn away…

Tesco faces fines for foreign students working illegally

The UK’s largest retailer, Tesco, is facing a fine of up to £200,000 for illegally employing foreign workers, The Telegraph reports. 20 foreign students of primarily Bangladeshi and Indian origin were arrested for working longer hours than their visas permitted, seven of whom has since been deported. Although the workers had the right to work…

Willesden adviser sentenced for providing unregulated immigration advice and services

Claudio DOMICIANO, (47), a resident of Willesden in North London, was  sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court of illegally providing immigration advice. Domiciano, along with his colleague Jose BRANCO, ran ‘Fenix Consulting’, a firm based in Scrubbs Lane, Willesden London, NW10.  The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)…

Risky business: thousands of illegal company drivers in the UK

Over a thousand fatalities a year on British roads involve someone at work British company directors risk corporate manslaughter and Health and Safety charges, with unlimited fines and publicity orders , every time an illegal driver gets behind the wheel UK drivers are facing increasing danger on the roads as thousands of workers are driving…