Monday 9 June 2008 12.04pm
I've never hired them, but this happens all over California where groups of mainly Mexican workers hang around car parks early in the morning waiting to get picked up for work. In the States you are liable to significant fines if you get caught hiring illegal workers and I imagine there are equivalent penalties in the UK.
Not sure... I've had a Pole and a couple of Bulgarians do (excellent) work on my flat, and I certainly didn't ask to check their papers and permits. Should I have done?