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All you need to know as an employer managing migrant workers in New Zealand

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ERA decision against Restaurant Brands blow for migrant workers

a recent decision by the ERA shows an appalling lack of understanding of immigration processes. All employers are well aware that the work visa holder’s job security depends on being granted another visa when their current work visa expires. We highlight the issues that this could create.

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Stricter enforcement of labour market test introduced

As part of the changes to immigration law brought about by the Covid 19 crisis new guidance has been issued from Immigration New Zealand to immigration officers processing work visas in regard to assessing labour market tests.
This will have an impact on employers looking to fill roles from the skill shortage list. With more local workers now available, the labour market test has now become more stringent. We discuss what these changes will mean for employers.

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Employer accreditation – avoid the log jam and act now

Employer accreditation – avoid the log jam and act nownd Immigration is making changes to the Migrant Work Visa Category

The Government is proposing changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas. These include introducing a new framework for assessing all employer-assisted temporary work visas, and compulsory employer accreditation for those hiring from overseas.

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Employer Assisted Visas: addressing the unwritten trade-off…

Employer Assisted Visas

It has been announced that this coming November, changes will be made to the conditions of the post study work visa – the Employer Assisted Work Visa. We discuss these changes and the benefits for both migrant graduates and Kiwi employers.

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Demand for labour vs work visa numbers – the Government’s rock and hard place

demand for labour

A critical issue the Government needs to tackle is immigration limits vs economic growth. Ministers have suggested creating regional skill-shortage lists. But there’s no indication how these differ from the current immediate skill-shortage list for NZ. Meanwhile, the labour shortage is growing.

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