Arguably the most valuable asset to any Advertising & Marketing agency is its talent. Today’s workforce is increasingly international, with companies competing for talent on a global scale. However, as the penalties imposed for employing illegal workers in the first quarter of 2017 are revealed, it’s a stark reminder of the importance to get it right.

Andrew Osborne writes: 

"What employers do not always appreciate, is how easy it is to accidentally employ someone to work illegally. Illegal working does not always mean a racket of clandestine migrants, sneaking into the UK on false passports and working in the underground employment market. It can easily be undertaken by innocently missing a visa expiry date, working beyond the limited hours permitted by a visa or outside of the permitted activities."

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