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Are you employing legal workers?

CultureSeptember 25, 2013

Are you employing legal workers? (Last Updated On: September 25, 2013)

Employers need to ensure they only hire people who are legally allowed to work in Australia.

Legal workers include Australian citizens, permanent residents and people on valid working visas. Not all visas allow visitors to work while they’re here.

New penalties took affect from the 1st June 2013 for a person or business that employs, recommends or contracts a worker who is not legally entitled to work in Australia. Businesses need to check if employees are legally allowed to work here. Otherwise, they will receive hefty fines if they are investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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