Browsing: Overseas & sponsored workers (37 items)

HR "miscommunication" wasn't a dismissal

Overseas & sponsored workers
Overseas & sponsored workers

An HR manager did not dismiss two employees when he informed them the employer would no longer sponsor them, the Fair Work Commission has ruled.


Childcare and visa changes to help ease skill shortages: Budget

Labour market
Labour market

Increasing women's workforce participation by making childcare more affordable and making tax laws more attractive to overseas talent are among tonight's key Budget announcements aimed at creating more employment.


Terminating overseas secondment was not a dismissal

Overseas & sponsored workers
Overseas & sponsored workers

A visa permitting an indefinite stay in Australia didn't extinguish an employer's right to summon a seconded employer back to his home country, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in rejecting his unfair dismissal application.


Sponsorship traps; Underpayments and IR reforms; HR tech priorities; and more

Overseas & sponsored workers
Overseas & sponsored workers

Employers can avoid costly refusals to their sponsorship applications by taking some simple steps, a migration expert says. Also in this article: the debate about underpayments and IR reforms heats up; top payroll errors; HR tech priorities; and more.


Webcast: Sponsoring overseas talent update

Overseas & sponsored workers
Overseas & sponsored workers

Since last year's sponsorship changes, the rate of visa refusals has been increasing, and at significant cost to nominating organisations. Watch this short webcast for tips on minimising the financial risks of recruiting overseas talent.


Visa application errors costing employers thousands

Overseas & sponsored workers
Overseas & sponsored workers

Employers are getting caught out by inadequate labour market testing and other mistakes in their skilled visa applications, a sponsorship specialist warns.


Government to lift penalties for underpaying workers

Legislation & regulation
Legislation & regulation

The Federal Government is introducing criminal sanctions and higher penalties for underpaying and exploiting workers, among a raft of changes announced today.


Employee dismissed over "trifling matter"

Overseas & sponsored workers
Overseas & sponsored workers

The Fair Work Commission has rebuked an employer for failing to adequately manage sponsored workers, finding it unfairly dismissed an employee for the "trifling" offence of exceeding her permitted working hours.



HR manager fined $22k for role in underpayments

Industrial relations, disputes & unions
Industrial relations, disputes & unions

An HR manager has been fined for her role in underpaying 85 employees nearly $600k and then falsifying employment records to cover it up.



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