Keep it legal: Migrant workers

The law on migrant workers changed significantly in February. The new points-based system being rolled out by the Home Office affects all applications for both new work permits and extensions of existing work permits, and has been well publicised. However, another aspect of the new legal regime is less well known but could potentially have a large impact on employers, including charities: the introduction of a civil penalty of up to £10,000 for employing an illegal worker.

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