Right to Work in the UK
- The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 provides that it is a criminal offence to employ a person knowing that they are not legally entitled to work in the UK.
- Imprisonment and or financial penalties apply for directors who employe staff working illegally.
- An employer should retain evidence to show that an employee has a right to work.
- Depending on the evidential documents provided by the employee, rechecks may be necessary over time.