Illegal working civil penalties: an employer's guide

A guide to the civil penalty scheme for employers who give a job to an illegal worker.


An employer’s guide to the administration of the civil penalty scheme

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Employers may have to pay an illegal working fine (also known as a civil penalty) if they employ someone who does not have the right to work in the UK. This guide explains how the civil penalty scheme works.

The employer guidance collection includes all documents for employers on preventing illegal working.

Published 16 May 2014
Last updated 20 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the right to work checks: employer guidance collection.
  2. Updated guidance, 28/07/2014.
  3. First published.