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Irish employers worried about EU's proposal

Created Thursday, 13th November 2008, 08:50 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

The EU is proposing a hefty fine of upto EUR250K and 10 years in jail for hiring illegal immigrants instead of targeting illegal immigrants.

If the proposal, known as the Sanctions Directive, is ratified, bosses will be hit by fines that will increase in proportion to the number of illegals they employ and re-offences could lead to criminal prosecutions.

They will also be liable for any unpaid taxes and barred from public procurement tenders for up to five years.

(Source: Irish Independent)