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Employing Migrants

St Rhenium

St Rhenium

New Member
The government seems to be coming down hard on this lately. Now we have to check if migrants are legally entitled to live here, and even if we do and it turns out their documents were fabricated we still get fined £10,000 for employing them.

Has this affected anyone's employment strategy at all?
 
Allegrif

Allegrif

New Member
It's a sad state of affairs because I often find immigrants to be the hardest workers; I guess it's because a lot of them have been through a lot to get here and don't want their families to go through anything similar.

Unfortunately to protect my own backside I'd be extremely wary of employing even legal migrants now. It's just too risky a business decision.
 

Zarostulus

New Member
You just need to be careful and aware, that's all. Fabricated documents are easy to spot if you know what to look for. I would still have no problems employing a legal migrant - I'll hire whoever happens to be the best for the job, regardless of who that may be.
 
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