Prevention of Illegal Working
Every employer in the UK is required by law to check that their employees have a right to work in the UK regardless of their nationality. This process is called the right to work check. An employer breaching this requirement can face civil and criminal charges with fines up to £20,000 per illegal worker and imprisonment of up to 5 years.
Implementation of stricter laws have made it a necessity for employers to have an updated and efficient process to verify the documentation and evidence of employees proving their right to work in the UK.
To avoid all the hassle and prevent any errors, Visa legal offers tailor made illegal worker audits to ensure that businesses meet the requirements under the immigration rules. We review existing employee’s files, train the staff in charge of recruitment and show them how to conduct a proper right to work check, comprehend and explain the company’s legal duties, recommend on improvements to be made as well as other support services.