Warning on immigration and the law

THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME) is reminding its members of immigration requirements and their obligations under the Migration Act 1958.

THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME) is reminding its members of immigration requirements and their obligations under the Migration Act 1958.

“It is in an offence to knowingly or recklessly allow an illegal worker to work, or to refer an illegal worker to work in Australia. It is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that their workers are entitled to work in Australia. This requirement applies to all employees (not just 457 visa holders),” the CME said.

The Chamber said the safest way to avoid committing an offence was to check via the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) that all prospective employees are entitled to work in Australia.

To register for VEVO, click here and follow the online instructions.

Contact:

Trudy Bostock

t.bostock@cmewa.com

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