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Illegal working fines are going up: Are you checking right to work correctly?

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In this short video, Managing Partner Samar Shams shares top tips for protecting your business against illegal working fines. By checking employees’ right to work in line with Government requirements, employers benefit from an excuse from civil penalty. If an employer undertakes right to work checks as prescribed by the Home Office, then even if it turns out that an employee does not have the right to work, they would not have to pay the illegal working fine.

The Government recently announced an increase in the amount an employer may be fined for illegal working. In early 2024, the minimum fine of £15,000 will increase to £45,000 and the maximum fine of £20,000 will increase to £60,000.*

Samar has been training employers and other immigration practitioners on how to conduct right to work checks for many years. In this video, she shares the most common mistakes she comes across in employers’ right to work checking processes, that prevent employers from avoiding fines.

*Note that in the video, Samar states that the fine is increasing to £45,000, but the maximum fine is actually set to increase to £60,000.

Publication Date: 10/08/2023

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Samar Shams
Managing Partner @ Changes Immigration
samar.shams@changesimmigration.com
+44 (0) 7591 385033