Tag Archives: illegal workers

UK: Immigration Act introduces new offence from 12 July 2016

The Immigration Act 2016 has also recently been enacted. With effect from 12 July 2016, there will be a new offence of working in the UK illegally and the current criminal offence of knowingly hiring an illegal worker will be extended to … Continue reading

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UK: Employment law proposals in Queen’s Speech

The Queen's Speech on 27 May included a number of employment law reforms:

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UK: New resources – flexible work form, SPL guide, illegal work, disabled employees

The Government has published the following new resources for employers: a standard form for employees to use when making a flexible working application under the amended statutory right to request flexible working that came into force on 30 June 2014 short guidance … Continue reading

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UK: Increase to employer penalty and revised codes re illegal working in force from 16 May

The maximum civil penalty for illegally employing adults who do not have the right to work in the UK has increased from £10,000 to £20,000 for contraventions not occurring solely before 16 May 2014.  Two revised codes of practice for employers, on … Continue reading

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UK: New resources

Our global EPI team has produced a guide to employee issues on a multi-jurisdiction business transfer, to assist our clients in meeting some of these challenges. The guide contains an overview setting out key practical steps that can be taken … Continue reading

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UK: Illegal workers – changes proposed to penalties for employers

The Home Office has published the results of its consultation on the civil penalty scheme to prevent illegal working, available here. Key changes for employers (to be introduced in the Immigration Bill or secondary legislation to be introduced in April … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), Jurisdiction: UK

China: Illegal foreigners targeted by China’s new exit-entry law

Bigger fines will be imposed on foreigners illegally entering, living or working in China. Foreign executives of companies that fail to pay full remuneration to employees may also be prevented from leaving China. Refugees have been formally recognized.  These and … Continue reading

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Filed under International mobility (including secondments, migrant workers, territorial jurisdiction), Jurisdiction: Asia, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

Thailand: Government extends a deadline for the registration of migrant workers

The Cabinet has agreed to another four-month extension to a deadline for the registration of undocumented foreign workers from Burma, Cambodia and Laos. The measure will take effect from April 14, 2013. This resolution follows a series of extensions previously … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), International mobility (including secondments, migrant workers, territorial jurisdiction), Jurisdiction: Asia

UK: Employment law reform – timetable for tribunal reform, Queen’s speech, DBS certificates, consultation on equal pay audits

The Government has confirmed that revised employment tribunal rules and fees for employment tribunal claims will apply from 29 July 2013. The new rules are available here. We are preparing a briefing on the new rules which will be available … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – June

ACAS guidance for employers on minimising disruption and managing staff expectations during the Olympic games Home Office UK Border Agency guide on preventing illegal working in the UK Revised HMRC guidance on pensions and salary sacrifice, and the 0T PAYE code … Continue reading

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