Helping Employers Hire Migrant Workers
Navigating the complexities of New Zealand’s immigration policies to hire migrant workers can be a challenge for businesses but it’s not one you have to go through alone.
Our expert Immigration Advisors and Lawyers are here to effortlessly guide employers through the process, ensuring compliance with legal regulations and securing the talent your business needs to thrive.
Whether you’re aiming to fill skills shortages or attract global expertise, we streamline the migration journey, safeguarding both employer and employee interests.
With a wealth of experience in handling visa applications, appeals, and navigating intricate immigration pathways, we mitigate the uncertainties and legal hurdles that come with international recruitment.
Trust us to bring the world’s talent to your doorstep, propelling your business towards unparalleled success while you enjoy peace of mind, knowing every detail is meticulously managed.
If you cannot find suitable New Zealanders for a role in your business, you may be able to hire migrant workers on an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).
Your business must get accredited, which means that your business is viable and meets immigration and employment standards.
At Immigration Chambers, we can help your business get accredited, ensuring that you can fulfill the AEWV commitments and hire right for
When you become an accredited employer in New Zealand, before you hire a migrant worker you may need to perform a job check.
This step is required to ensure that there are no suitable New Zealanders you could hire and train before offering the role to someone from another country. This aims to support local employment opportunities for
At Immigration Chambers, we can guide you through the job check process, ensuring that the role you’re trying to fill meets the requirements of the Job Check.
Ensuring employer compliance
An employer must be compliant with New Zealand immigration and employment laws when hiring migrant workers, and this includes:
- Ensuring a migrant worker has the legal right to work in New Zealand
- Provide the same employment terms and conditions for a migrant worker as a New Zealander.
- Not providing immigration advice to migrant workers.
At Immigration Chambers, we can help you ensure that your business is compliant with their responsibilities as an employer of migrant workers.
Immigration assistance for large employers
If your corporate or large business is looking to hire migrant workers to fulfill roles in your business, we can help you.
Our role at Immigration Chambers is to provide accurate and up-to-date advice and guidance on migrant employment process. We can help you to ensure your business is fulfilling all requirements.
We understand that hiring migrant workers can be complex and overwhelming, so we’re here to make the process a lot easier for you.
How Immigration Chambers Can Help
Immigration law can be complex and overwhelming, but here at Immigration Chambers, we’re here to make understanding your options and ensuring you meet all the necessary requirements as an employer a lot easier.
Our team of immigration specialists include accredited immigration lawyers and licensed immigration advisers who are not only vastly experienced in all manner of immigration law matters but are also well versed in the latest immigration laws and restrictions for New Zealand.
If you’re an employer looking to hire migrant workers, we can work with both you and your potential employee to ensure that their application to work in New Zealand is as accurate and stress-free as possible.
We can assess your situation and ensure you’re submitting the correct information, that you meet the necessary requirements, and that your potential employers are applying for the right type of visa.
We understand immigration matters are overwhelming and stressful, so we’re here to take the hassle out of the process for you.
Why Choose Immigration Chambers for New Zealand Immigration matters?
Here’s why people choose Immigration Chambers for assistance with immigration and visas for New Zealand:
We make the process easier
Immigration and visa matters are often complex but we’re here to take the stress and confusion out of the process and ensure that you have the right information for your situation.
Our team is made up of qualified immigration experts – both immigration lawyers and immigration advisers. Our knowledge is up-to-date and accurate.
We pride ourselves on being able to advise businesses and individuals on all aspects of immigration law and ensure that our advice leads to successful outcomes.
We will always keep you up to date with the latest news and any changes to policies and laws that could impact your visa application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the breach incurred, the consequences can vary significantly.
For example, employers bear the legal responsibility to ensure their employees have the right to work in New Zealand and if they fail to do so, they could face the following punishments:
– A maximum fine of NZD $10,000 for employing a foreign national not authorised to work.
– A maximum fine of NZD $50,000 for knowingly permitting or continuing to permit an unentitled foreign national to work.
– A maximum penalty for exploiting a foreign national, whom the employer knowingly allowed to work without entitlement, includes up to seven years of imprisonment, a fine of up to NZD $100,000, or both.
Employers must adhere to the following:
– Ignorance of a worker’s visa validity is not an excuse. Legally, it is the employer’s duty to confirm all staff have legal work status in New Zealand. Visa View can be used for these checks.
– Unless licensed or exempt (such as lawyers or the Citizens Advice Bureau), employers cannot provide immigration advice to candidates. Instead, direct them to the Immigration New Zealand website or its Contact Centre for information.
– Employers cannot hire migrants with temporary visas for commercial sexual services.
– Employers must not undercut migrants by paying them below, or providing conditions lesser than, New Zealand’s workplace minimums. Migrants should be afforded the same rights as New Zealand citizens and residents.
Working with an immigration specialist, like Immigration Chambers can help to ensure you avoid any non-compliance issues.
Not necessarily, however, if you or your potential employee needs advice on their application or visa options, they will need to either find the information in the publicly available information, or work with a licensed immigration specialist.
At Immigration Chambers, we can help you. Our licensed team will ensure that you understand your obligations and options.
Contact us today for an initial enquiry
We are New Zealand’s largest and most experienced team of licensed immigration advisers. Our experts will take away the stress and worry of navigating the complicated world of immigration. All you need to do is get in touch. Our team is on standby, ready to help.
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