Immigration ( Restrictions on Employment) (Codes of Practice and Amendment) Order 2014

This order comes into force today 16th May. To be found here in full. *  In accordance with Section 19 of the Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, the codes of practice previously detailed on  the Blog, come into force. ( Code of practice on preventing illegal working : Civil Penalty scheme for employers  and Code of practice for employers :avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working ).

*  Repeat offenders who continue to hire illegal workers will now face fines of up to £20,000 per employee.

*  The documents acceptable for ID verification are reduced and amended to ensure that all documents are current.

*  If employers are employing international students, then further requirements are now in place about information to be held regarding place and course of study ( see Art 5 ).

All employers employing anyone from out with the UK would be well advised to have copies of the 3 documents with HR Departments or certainly with those responsible for recruitment.