As most employers know, in May 2014 the civil penalty levied against companies caught employing illegal workers was increased from up to £10,000 per illegal employee to up to £20,000.

Some employers may not be aware, however, that the prevention of illegal working regime was tightened further by the Immigration Act 2016.

Edward Wanambwa appears in People Management warning of the pitfalls of employing illegal workers and the tighter legislation recently enforced. 

Prevention of illegal working regime – beware of the pitfalls is available to read on the People Management website. 

Edward is a partner in and head of the immigration team and is also a partner in the employment team. He has advised on both immigration and employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2003.