The Australian Government has a far greater focus on compliance than has been the case in previous years. Recent changes to Australia’s immigration system include enhanced compliance around documentation and character checking for all visa applicants to Australia.
From the corporate point of view employers across Australia are now required to check the legal work rights of all employees and sub-contractors to ensure that they have valid work rights in Australia.
This may be completed by using your consultant at Visa Solutions Australia who can check on behalf of employers with some basic information about a person who is working for the company.
Employers also need to be far more aware of their obligations in relation to sponsored applicants to ensure that the company does not breach its obligations in relation to sponsored workers through the sub class 457 scheme or any other sponsored visa category.