- Labour Market Testing in Practice
Businesses that employ foreign nationals are being impacted by the new labour marketing testing (“LMT”) requirements, introduced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (“DIBP”) in November 2013. Here we provide an overview of how LMT is affecting business in practice.
- Restructuring? How to avoid immigration headaches
Corporate restructures, sales or takeovers can be a turbulent time for organisations and it is easy for immigration compliance to be overlooked. Yet changes in a corporate legal structure can significantly impact Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 visa holders – and their employers.
- Volunteer or Employee – make the right decision!
An unpaid volunteer can cost your company more than you might think.
- Changing times: the Abbott government’s views on skilled migration
The election of a coalition government on 7 September 2013 not only changed the political landscape in Australia, but is likely to change the migration landscape too.
- Labour Market Testing Update
On the last sitting day before the federal election was called, the Australian Parliament passed a raft of changes to the 457 program. Of all the changes introduced by the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Act 2013 (Amending Act), the one of principal concern to the business community is the introduction of Labour Market Testing (LMT). The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) advises this is likely to start in November 2013.
- 457 Visa Reforms – Is Labour Market Testing a game changer?
One of the main features of the recent changes to the 457 visa regime, and the source of some trepidation in the business community, is the introduction of Labour Market Testing (LMT) before the end of the year.