The Home Office UK Border Agency has released new duties that the organisation must fulfil for sponsorship of employees who hold Work Permits. The objectives of these duties are to:
- Prevent abuse of the assessment procedures;
- Capture early, any patterns of migrant behaviour that may cause concern;
- Address possible weaknesses in process which can cause those patterns; and
- Monitor compliance with immigration rules
Failure by the organisation to meet these requirements can result in a large fine and potential prison sentence, therefore all managers have a statutory duty to report any absences from work.