Guidance

Illegal working penalties: codes of practice for employers, 2018

This draft code of practice sets out the prescribed checks that employers should conduct to avoid a civil penalty in the event of illegal working.

Documents

Draft code of practice on preventing illegal working (web)

Draft code of practice on preventing illegal working (print)

Details

Employers have a key role to play in preventing illegal working in the UK. They do this by carrying out right to work checks on people before employing them, to make sure they are allowed to do the work in question.

This draft code of practice sets out the prescribed checks that employers should conduct to avoid a civil penalty in the event of illegal working and the factors that the Home Office takes into account when determining the amount of any penalty issued.

Published 13 December 2018