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