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Right To Work checks – key compliance obligation in Australia

Because it sits outside the Fairwork Act and other related employment legislation, the obligation of every employer to check (and monitor) the Right To Work of all staff is in my opinion, the most overlooked compliance obligation in Australian HR and Payroll departments. Right to Work Compliance enforced by the Department of Home Affairs Living

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Doing a Visa Check in vSure versus VEVO

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We are often asked what the differences are between doing a visa check in vSure versus doing a visa check using the Department of Home Affairs’ VEVO system. The top 9 differences between VEVO and vSure visa checks are summarised below: 1. Compliance = more than just VEVO visa checks Employers have the obligation to

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vSure announces successful management buyout and capital raise

Left to Right: Matt Paff, Mark Webster, Bruce Carr, Dr Paul Hauck vSure GM Matt Paff leads MBO of Australia’s leading work rights compliance platform and welcomes Australasian tech industry veteran Bruce Carr to the board. Sydney 16/7/2019 – Work rights and visa compliance technology company vSure, founded by serial entrepreneur and well-known migration industry

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7 Steps to Ensure Your Organisation is Work Rights Compliant

 Work rights compliance is now an important business risk for employers – getting this wrong can have operational consequences and affect the organisation’s reputation. So how do you make sure your organisation is work rights compliant? These 7 steps are a good start: 1. Visa Checking Prior to Employment The immigration status of all

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VLog: Single Touch Payroll and the implications on employee work rights

As a follow-up to his recent article on Single-Touch Payroll, in this 3 minute video, Matt talks about STP and the implications of the ATO’s Data Sharing Program on the Department of Home Affairs’ ability to automate audits of Australian

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Single Touch Payroll & Employee Work Rights

Single Touch Payroll is coming July 1, 2018 (less than 5 weeks from now), sees the introduction of Single Touch Payroll in Australia for companies with 20 or more employees. Ultimately STP is about the ATO having timely access to data on paid employees. Typically the ATO has only been getting information on employees pays,

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Abolition of the 457 Visa – What Does it Mean for the Hospitality Industry?

What does abolition of the 457 visa mean for the hospitality industry?
The 457 visa program has been used by hospitality businesses for many years to sponsor overseas workers. Some of the most frequently used 457 occupations are in the hospitality field – for instance chefs, cooks, cafe or restaurant managers. The 457 program was abolished effective 18 March 2018 and replaced with the Temporary Skills Shortage

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NZ, UK Top List for Character Visa Cancellations

Visa cancellations hit record high Statistics released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection indicate that visa cancellations are now at a record high. In the year ended 30 June 2017, 1,284 visas were cancelled on character grounds, up by 30% from the figure to June 2016. In 2010-11, only 137 visas were cancelled

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Australian arm of Yogurberry food franchise facing legal action

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Hot on the heels of revelations about rampant underpayment of 7-Eleven workers, the national Fair Work watchdog is now taking aim at the national yoghurt retail chain, Yogurberry. Yogurberry has been accused of underpaying four backpackers (on 417 working holiday visas,) many who spoke little English, almost $18,000 after being paid just $8 an hour initially and

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7-Eleven Franchise Fined Heavily – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

7-eleven franchise fined heavily
This week a 7-Eleven store whose owners systematically exploited workers has been fined more than $400,000. This is one of the largest penalties imposed by the Fair Work Ombudsman in Australia. The 7-Eleven store owner, Mr Sheng-Chieh Lo and his company Mai Pty Ltd have been fined on the basis that the: underpaid 12 employees a total of $82,661 implemented

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