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Collection: Employers: illegal working penalties

Updated: Updated illegal working penalties: totals for 1 October to 31 December 2017.

Check how the Home Office can help you if a job applicant is a Commonwealth citizen (known as ‘Windrush’ cases) who has the legal right to live in the UK but does not have the documents to prove it.

This collection includes documents about preventing illegal working and illegal working penalties for employers. It includes:

  • guidance on preventing illegal working
  • codes of practice for civil penalties and avoiding discrimination
  • lists of employers that have been f... ined
  • policy for publishing employers’ details

Check if someone can work in the UK using our quick answer tool.

If you’re reasonably satisfied that the worker has an outstanding application with the Home Office that was made before their previous leave expired or has an outstanding administrative review or appeal against a Home Office decision, you can get a Positive Verification Notice which confirms their right to work from the Employer Checking Service.