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Employing Legal Workers in Australia: What You Need to Know


Australia has strict laws in place to ensure the fair treatment of employees and the protection of their rights. As an employer in Australia, it is important to understand your responsibilities when it comes to employing legal workers. This article will provide an overview of the key points to keep in mind.


The first and most important step in employing legal workers in Australia is to ensure that they hold a valid visa and that the conditions of their visa allow them to undertake the work you wish to employ them for. The type of visa required will depend on the individual’s nationality, the type of work they will be doing, and the length of time they will be staying in the country. The most common types of employer-sponsored visa options in Australia are the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa and the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa.


All employees in Australia are entitled to a number of conditions of employment, including a safe and healthy workplace, breaks, leave entitlements, and protection from discrimination. It is important you seek advice from an Employment law specialist to ensure that you are complying with the relevant laws.


There are a number of outcomes for employing illegal workers including sanctions and fines. Therefore, it is important to have processes in place to ensure compliance.



Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.


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