Illegal working often results in abusive and exploitative behaviour, the mistreatment of illegal migrant workers, tax evasion and poor housing conditions. It can also undercut legitimate businesses and have an adverse impact on the employment of people who are lawfully in the UK.
Under section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), an employer may be liable for a civil penalty if they employ someone who does not have the right to undertake the work in question.
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out prescribed document checks on people before employing them to ensure they are lawfully allowed to work.
These checks should be repeated in respect of those who have time-limited permission to work in the UK.
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Home Office. 2015
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