Immigration checking changes – new guidance published

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As reported in our last newsletter, there have been a number of changes to immigration checking rules for employers together with an increase in the maximum civil penalty for employing an illegal worker from £10,000 to £20,000 per worker. The Home Office has now published two guidance notes for employers which are essential reading given that the rules are strictly applied to all employers regardless of size or resources. Importantly, the range of documents that are acceptable to establish the right to work has been reduced and partial right to work checks no longer provide any mitigation when calculating the penalty for employing an illegal worker.

Please see our update here for more details and guidance.