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Penalties for Employers

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Current legislation has been implemented to allow on the spot fines of up to 5,000 to be given to employers for each employee found to be working illegally in the company. This means anyone found in your company who does not have permission to work can be removed by the Immigration Officer, and no court action will be needed to apply the penalty to the Employer. See the section on Employer Liability.

To avoid these problems, Employers should contact us for advice if they have any doubts about the legality of an employee's UK residence