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Immigration warns of crackdown

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HC Online | 05 Oct 2011, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Employers have been issues a stern warning by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship - severe penalties will be imposed for employing illegal workers.
  • Katie Fuller | 06 Oct 2011, 05:03 PM Agree 0
    This is a very informative article and one that should be top of mind for recruiters and agencies alike. Employing a person without work rights can not only result in significant fines but it can also erode the rigorousness of the recruitment process. Due diligence in recruiting human resources is becoming increasingly critical as the background of employees also impacts on a business’ success and its exposure to risk and such due diligence assists in building a culture of integrity.

    I work for an organisation called Verify and we undertake in-depth background verification checks on candidates as part of an employer’s candidate screening process. A key one among over 75 different checks that we conduct, is what is known as ‘Entitlement to Work’. While seemingly simple on the outside, given that Australian and NZ visas have a variety of subclasses, there is a substantial amount of legislation and information to interpret to ensure accuracy in terms of worker rights and entitlements. We investigate and decipher this information and present a clear recommendation on exactly what hours, for how long, and the type of work a candidate is entitled to perform under different legislation. Have a look at or ring on 02 9947 2963.
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