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Immigration changes resulting from the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Act

Information about immigration changes resulting from the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Act.


The Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Act 2023 will come into effect on 6 January 2024. The Act introduces a suite of changes across the Employment Relations Act, the Immigration Act, and the Companies Act, to combat migrant exploitation.

The changes to the Immigration Act are:

  1. Requiring employers to provide employment-related documentation within 10 working days of it being requested by an immigration officer.

  2. Introducing 3 new immigration infringement offences. These are:

  • allowing a person who is not entitled under the Immigration Act to work in the employer’s service to do that work.

  • employing a person in a manner that is inconsistent with a work-related condition of that person’s visa.

  • failing to comply with a requirement to supply documents within 10 working days.

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