Check legislation carefully on employing foreign nationals

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Foreign nationals are often a useful and willing source of labour ­ but it¹s easy to fall foul of immigration laws, as Peter Grose explains. For many care providers, employing a foreign national is a useful solution to a recruitment problem. Many employers might, however, be breaking the law by employing a foreign national who does not have the necessary permission to work in the UK. In this article I will deal with the relevant provisions of immigration law restricting the right of foreign nationals to work in the UK. I will not deal here with the separate rules promulgated by the UKCC regulating the right of non-UK nurses to work as qualified nurses in the UK. Since 1997, under the provisions of Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, the UK Government has taken steps to clamp down on illegal foreign workers. Employers must bear the following in mind when considering employing a foreign national: – It is a criminal offence to employ a person subject to immigration control unless one of the fol

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