Civil Penalties for Employing Illegal Workers

Exploring the law concerning illegal workers

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Course Overview

In this one-hour session we will look at the law on illegal working, the roles and duties of employers, the consequences of employing an illegal worker for an employer and the routes of challenge open to an employer if faced with one of these consequences. In May 2014 changes came into force to try to strengthen the illegal work scheme and increase the levels of fines.

Delivered by immigration barrister and lecturer Priya Solanki, this course will cover:
  •  The relevant law, including the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Act 2006, Immigration Act 2014, Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) Order 2007, Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) (Codes of Practice and Amendment) Order 2014, Home Office – Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working, Civil penalty Scheme for Employers, May 2014
  •  A consideration of the Home Office Policy Guidance in this area
  •  Civil Penalties Scheme for Employing Illegal Workers – definition of employment, the actions that can be taken against employers, information to be contained on civil penalty notices
  •  Levels of Penalties with a consideration of the mitigating circumstances/factors that will be taken into account when determining the level of penalty to be imposed and examples through case law
  •  The process for objecting to civil penalties
  •  Defence / Statutory Excuses for employers under the 2006 Act to avoid civil penalties – inclusing a detailed consideration of document checks under the 2007 Order and the Code of Practice, and a look of some case law/complicated examples of conditions attached to migrant’s visas
  •  Appealing against civil penalties to the County Court, with case examples
  •  Enforcement of penalties

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of the law on illegal working, the roles and duties of employers, the consequences of employing an illegal worker for an employer and the routes of challenge open to an employer if faced with one of these consequences • Feel more confident when handling cases involving civil penalties relating to the employment of illegal workers
  • • Feel more confident when handling cases involving civil penalties relating to the employment of illegal workers

What is the target audience?

  • This webinar is aimed at practitioners working in immigration and/or employment law, businesses and employers generally.

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About Instructor - Priya Solanki

Called to the Bar in 2008, Priya is a busy and experienced specialist in immigration and asylum law. Priya is based at One Pump Court and appears regularly before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chambers and the Administrative Court. She has an expanding practice in the Court of Appeal.

She is frequently instructed in appeals against decisions of the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, and in judicial review and administrative review challenges against decisions of the Secretary of State.

Within her areas of practice her work includes refugee and human rights claims, trafficking claims, family and private life claims, deportations including Operation Nexus cases, bails, European applications, entry clearance matters, points-based system cases, interim relief applications, unlawful detention claims, civil penalties for illegal workers, asylum support and unaccompanied and age-disputed migrant children.

Priya has a particular interest in and experience of cases involving domestic violence, mental health issues and vulnerable clients. She regularly provides in-house training and seminars on domestic violence. She has completed a Mental Health Law Accreditation Course and is known to have a very calming and reassuring manner with clients with complex health issues.

She has been involved in several notable cases and has represented high-profile clients. Priya is also very committed to pro-bono work.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:52:14

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    22 Page
  • Slides
    15 Page

Quiz

  • Quiz
     

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