Immigration New Zealand will be carrying out random work-site
inspections this year, to check for illegal workers. There is a
potential fine of $10,000 if your business is found to have a
contractor or employee working unlawfully. This is even if you
understood that the person had the correct visa. Also, having an
unlawful worker, either an employee or contractor, could stop you
being able to recruit other migrants, which is rather unhelpful in
the current labour markett.
Of course, the vast majority of migrant workers will have the
correct visa and be workinglawfully. However, if a migrant gets a
promotion or moves to a new employer, he or shemay first need a new
work visa. Also, often working holidaymakers accidentally
worklonger than permitted. Therefore, it's important to sight
original evidence of right to workbefore taking someone on.
It's also important to monitor any temporary visas, to
ensurethat no employee or contractor works too long or in an
The online VisaView system, offered by Immigration New Zealand,
is a good place to startwhen checking right to work. You can find
this on the Immigration New Zealand website.However, VisaView
offers limited information and it certainly won't remind you
when aparticular worker's visa is about to expire. Therefore,
it's best to have your own system forchecking right to work and
for monitoring visa expiry dates and conditions. If you
don'thave one already, you need to set one up now, and sight
original evidence of right to workfrom all your current as well as
future employees. We don't want you caught out when
thework-site inspections start.
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