In 2013 an amendment was passed to the Australia Migration Act making it illegal for Australian employers to employ those who do not have the right to work in Australia. And to ensure that they are employing the right persons, employers have to check whether migrant workers have the exact papers and are well within the work rights.
To carry out its purpose of ensuring that work rights are met with diligence, the Australian Govt. has empowered Fair Work inspectors with more powers to check. In order to comply with the laws bosses need to carry out the following checks periodically:
Obligations that an employer should follow to ensure that his employees have work rights in the country:
Those employers that have sponsorship agreements to hire migrant temporary workers need to go the extra length to see:
Employers who have been observed not following the steps could be fined heavily or imprisoned for 5 years.
News Source: Work Permit
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