Business Migration – Sponsoring a Skilled Worker

Businesses often find themselves relying on skilled overseas workers, but the process of employing someone on a visa can be complex and confusing. Migration has always been a hot political topic, whether it be about refugee intake, or controlling population growth. It can be difficult to keep up with the changing policies on migration, and how it may affect your business, or that of your clients. 

Knowing about business migration and the obligations towards, and rights of, visa holders working in Australia, are important for those who:

  • Have someone currently employed in the business on a visa and want to know whether it's possible to extend their visa
  • Employ individuals on non- employer sponsored visas like student visas 
  • Have had trouble filling a highly skilled role with a suitable candidate from the Australian labour market

Join Lisa Qiu, employment lawyer and registered migration agent as she helps you to navigate the complex requirements of sponsoring and employing someone on a skilled visa.

The session will cover:

  • Information on the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS)(subclass 482) visa (replaced the 457 visa)
  • The hiring: what does the process involve, including requirements, costs and timing
  • The firing: how do you terminate the employment of someone on a visa. What considerations might you need to take into account?
  • The in-between: what are your obligations to the Department of Home Affairs, and to the employee, during the employment relationship? What are the employee's obligations to you? 
  • Real life cases 

This session will be beneficial to HR personnel but also to financial advisors or accountants, recruiters and employment lawyers who have clients that may require assistance with sponsoring someone on a skilled visa.