With many businesses facing indefinite closures and downturn in work, employers are looking at every option from redundancy, stand downs, and even part-time working arrangements. Employers of 457 and 482 visa holders are reminded that the visa conditions and sponsorship obligations for these visa holders are different. For example, a 457 visa holder may reduce their working hours while a 482 visa holder cannot.
The Department of Home Affairs has been asked to provide guidance about how it will approach breaches of the sponsorship obligations and visa conditions, and while we do expect the Department will exercise its discretion at this challenging time, we don’t yet have any solid detail.
We encourage employers of sponsored visa holders to be mindful of their obligations and seek advice where required.
Nevett Ford Immigration and Employment Lawyers can provide tailored advice and assistance.
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