The Home Office regime for the Prevention of Illegal Working applies to all UK employers and includes a civil penalty scheme, criminal penalties and restrictions on sponsoring non-EEA nationals to work in the UK.
If you do not seek the proper permission to employ workers from overseas, as well as undertake all prescribed documentation checks, you are liable for fines of up to £20,000 per worker and, in some cases, even imprisonment.
What do employers have to do?
Improving the knowledge of internal teams and key human resource staff is a crucial element in ensuring compliance.
Immigration compliance training
We understand the complexities that are associated with recruiting non-EU workers and international students. To help you we provide comprehensive in-house immigration compliance training.
Our immigration training covers all areas of UK immigration law and we also tailor our training to specific organisational and immigration requirements. Popular training courses include:
- Understanding immigration law
- Maintaining accurate records
- Monitoring migrants under the Points Based System
- How to meet your sponsor duties
- The categories of permission
The aim of our immigration training is to provide practical illustrations of the law, ensuring that your operational practices are consistently compliant with regulations.
How we can help
As a team of immigration lawyers and former Home Office employees, we have an established reputation for conducting immigration audits and advising employers on compliance with their duties.