New regulations on employing illegal workers

Changes to illegal working offences introduced by the Immigration Act 2016 come into effect on 12 July 2016, under new Regulations.

The Immigration Act 2016 brings in various changes to the rules on employing illegal migrants, including the criminal offence of employing an illegal worker.

The definition of what constitutes the offence is changing. Under the Act, the employer “must have reasonable cause to believe that the employee is disqualified from employment”.

Read more on ‘Personnel Today’ here.