Employment issues involving migrants on temporary visas can involve complex strategic questions, overlapping statutes and potential civil and criminal liability. To be able to give correct advice, it is then crucial for practitioners to have a comprehensive understanding of the challenges arising from hiring migrant workers, ensuring compliance with both employment and immigration requirements, and dealing with claims if and when they do arise.
Through various case scenarios and insights from experienced professionals practising in both areas of the law, including a former ERA member and a specialist from within the Labour Inspectorate, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the implications, responsibilities and best practices so they can provide practical advice and guidance to clients on managing employment and immigration issues effectively, navigate the challenges, mitigate risks and ensure compliance, including with the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Bill coming into effect on January 6, 2024.
David Fleming, Barrister
Melissa MacRury, Principal Labour Inspector in the Migrant Exploitation team
Heather Collins, Associate, Pitt & Moore
Chair: Jenni-Maree Trotman, Barrister and former Member of the Employment Relations Authority