Under the Magnifying Glass – Scrutiny of Employment by Immigration New Zealand

Under the Magnifying Glass – Scrutiny of Employment by Immigration New Zealand

A recent Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) decision highlights... read more

A recent Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) decision highlights the detail in which INZ will scrutinise employment conditions in assessing...

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Immigration / November 18, 2020

Immigration Update

Immigration Update

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has just announced some welcome... read more

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has just announced some welcome changes to its policy.  We set these out below: Employer-assisted work...

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Immigration / December 22, 2020

Termination of Migrant Workers – Juggling Immigration and Employment Law Obligations

Termination of Migrant Workers – Juggling Immigration and Employment Law Obligations

The recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision Dilshaad... read more

The recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision Dilshaad Gill v Restaurant Brands Limited provides some key learnings for employers supporting...

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Immigration / March 24, 2021

Compulsory Employer Accreditation and Work Visa Category Framework: Employer Update

Compulsory Employer Accreditation and Work Visa Category Framework: Employer Update

On 7 May 2021 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) released some additional... read more

On 7 May 2021 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) released some additional information about the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). ...

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Immigration / April 14, 2021

Compulsory Employer Accreditation and Work Visa Category Framework: Preparing Now

Compulsory Employer Accreditation and Work Visa Category Framework: Preparing Now

Preparing Now – Steps for Employers There is still uncertainty... read more

Preparing Now – Steps for Employers There is still uncertainty surrounding the finer details of the new Accredited Employer Work...

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Immigration / April 24, 2021

Immigration’s Broader Border Powers – COVID-19 Immigration Powers Extended

Immigration’s Broader Border Powers – COVID-19 Immigration Powers Extended

On 10 May 2021, the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment... read more

On 10 May 2021, the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Act 2021 was enacted, extending the Government’s temporary powers relating to...

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Immigration / May 27, 2021

Immigration New Zealand: Change to sleepover rate policy

Immigration New Zealand: Change to sleepover rate policy

From 24 May 2021, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will change the... read more

From 24 May 2021, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will change the hourly rate calculation for employees required to sleepover as...

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Immigration / May 27, 2021

Last Chance For Migrant Workers – Median Wage Increase & Other Policy Updates

Last Chance For Migrant Workers – Median Wage Increase & Other Policy Updates

On 11 June 2021, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) updated its Immigration... read more

On 11 June 2021, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) updated its Immigration Operational Manual. Median Wage Increase to $27.00 per hour...

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Immigration / June 18, 2021

Immigration: Accreditation Changes Delayed and Visas Extended

Immigration: Accreditation Changes Delayed and Visas Extended

Following recent employer protests and strong pushback to visa... read more

Following recent employer protests and strong pushback to visa and accreditation changes, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced: it will...

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Immigration / July 21, 2021

Work Visas – common mistakes to avoid!

Work Visas – common mistakes to avoid!

Navigating the essential skills work visa process can be complicated... read more

Navigating the essential skills work visa process can be complicated for employers.  With processing times currently taking between 70 days...

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Immigration / June 19, 2019