- New penalties for employing illegal workers
From 1 June 2013, employers engaging or contracting illegal workers face civil penalties of up to $76,500.
- Five key immigration risks every business needs to know
Historically, human resources and global mobility teams have been responsible for managing a company’s immigration requirements, giving these professionals a good understanding of immigration compliance and what it means for their business.
- New short term work visa
On 13 March 2013, the Government announced the introduction of the new temporary work (short stay activity) visa (subclass 400) which came into effect on 23 March. The visa is specifically designed to permit short term work, and will replace the subclass 456 visa and its electronic equivalents, the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) and evisitor.
- Immigration Minister moves to tighten theTemporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) Program
Temporary migration is likely to be a hot topic in this year’s Federal election following an announcement on 23 February 2013 by the new Minister for Immigration & Citizenship, Brendan O’Connor, of reforms to the Temporary Work (skilled) subclass 457 visa program.
- Immigration considerations for your permanent resident employees
Assisting staff with their career development through overseas placements is just one of the many responsibilities human resources manage on a daily basis.
- Sending employees overseas: the challenges of obtaining visas
Regions such as South America, Africa and Central Asia are becoming increasingly important destinations for business. If your company looks to these rapidly developing regions for new opportunities, it is inevitable that at some stage you will consider sending employees there.