The Home Office has recently launched a crusade against illegal workers in the United Kingdom and a new legislation that is said to be tough has been designed to prevent illegal employees.The new legislation has rules that will ensure that companies employing illegal workers will face imprisonment or a limitless fine if they are found to knowingly employ illegal workers.
Penalties will also be given to businesses and companies that do not carry out thorough checks to ensure that their workers get a UK work permit.It has been said that this new legislation will come into effect early 2011 and will hopefully ensure that immigrants abide by the law and seek advice from a UK immigration solicitor.Some of the key points of the legislation are:
Ensuring tougher checks are carried out overseas
Identity cards for foreign nationals will become compulsory
Penalties will be awarded to people breaking the rules
Ensuring that people are aware of the rules within the legislation
Having a checking service for employers, working with the HSMP
Introducing the same law as Australia, where people have sponsorship
It is believed that the new rules within the legislation are one of the best leaps forward and employers will be able gain specific information about immigrant workers. The new checking service for employers will certainly help employers make the best and right decisions about who gets to work in the United Kingdom.
The new legislation has been given the approval of the Home Office and will see fair and firm enforcement of the law. The Home Office will also ensure that the legislation lives up to the expectations of the UK and will prevent illegal immigrants from working the UK without a permit.If you need help to get a UK work permit or just need general advice from an immigration lawyer, then here at Danielle Cohen, we have extremely qualified staff available to assist you.