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Helpful Tips for Sponsors of Temporary Employees

Sponsoring employees to work for you in Australia can be a complex responsibility to take on.  There are many obligations that need to be met for the duration of sponsorship that some employers are not aware of. It’s important to uphold your sponsorship obligations while employing overseas workers; otherwise you could face fines or even

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The Cost of Having Illegal Workers in Australia

What are the offences? There are four offences for businesses who are found to be in breach of the Employer Sanctions Legislation: 1. Allowing, or continuing to allow an unlawful non-citizen to work 2. Allowing, or continuing to allow a non-citizen to work in breach of a work-related visa condition 3. Referring an unlawful non-citizen

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How To Avoid Penalties For Having Illegal Workers

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The use of overseas workers in Australia and suspected “rorting” of Employer Sponsored visas (like 457) has been a controversial topic of discussion this financial year. Although the severity of businesses taking advantage of 457 visa workers or employing illegal workers in Australia is debated, the Australian Government has implemented drastic measures in a bid

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Four Changes 457 Employers Should Know About

The Immigration Minister has introduced a new bill that will have an effect on the way employers hire overseas workers on 457 visas.  The announced changes will seemingly make the sponsorship process more difficult once the legislation is passed. With the upcoming election in September, it’s not clear if the bill will ever come into

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Crackdown on illegal workers begins 1 June 2013

The Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Act 2013 commences on 1 June 2013. The Australian Government is cracking down on employers who hire people illegally to work in Australia.  Although it’s always been against the law to do so, with the Employer Sanctions Legislation confirmed for 1 June 2013, it is evident that the

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