Verbot der illegalen Beschäftigung

English translation: Prohibition against illegal hiring

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15:03 Dec 6, 2010
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Employment law
German term or phrase: Verbot der illegalen Beschäftigung
Context:

"verpflichtet sich zur Beachtung aller geltenden gesetzlichen Bestimmungen und Verordnungen über das Verbot der illegalen Beschäftigung von Arbeitskräften"

Surely this is a tautology, as it wouldn't be forbidden if it weren't illegal?

That aside, how would this be expressed in an English contract? A literal translation such as "the ban on employing illegal employees" just doesn't convince me...
David Williams
Germany
Local time: 06:50
English translation:Prohibition against illegal hiring
Explanation:
Even if something illegal is by definition prohibited, you'll find plenty of "prohibition against illegal" (as a phrase) in your favorite search engine.
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Paul Merriam
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Prohibition against illegal hiring


Explanation:
Even if something illegal is by definition prohibited, you'll find plenty of "prohibition against illegal" (as a phrase) in your favorite search engine.

Paul Merriam
Local time: 00:50
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agree  Paul Skidmore: "prohibition on illegal employment of workers"
9 mins

agree  xxxhazmatgerman: Jo, sehe ich ganz genauso. Sonst wäre es "Verbot der legalen Beschäftigung", was unzweifelhaft nicht sinnvoll wäre.
23 mins

agree  AndersonT: I agree with OP, the source seems a bit like a pleonasm but this is common phrasing
58 mins
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