Employing a Foreign National

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 20 March 2013
Sharon McArdle
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We have recently employed an individual who is a foreign national from outside the EEA. We believed that she could lawfully work in the UK because she is married to a Northern Irish Citizen. However, we have recently heard rumours which give us concern about her ability to work lawfully in the UK. How do I handle it?

Sharon McArdle writes:

Before an employee commences employment an employer should check that that person can lawfully work within the UK. An employer can be fined up to £10,000 per employee for knowingly employing an individual who does not have permission to undertake work for which they are employed. It is also a criminal offence to knowingly employ an illegal worker and the

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Sharon McArdle

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