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How to check your employees have the right visa to work in Australia

So you want to employ someone to work in your business, it is your responsibility to make sure you are employing a legal worker.

A legal worker is an Australian citizen, permanent residents & People in Australia with valid visas which allow them to work, this includes New Zealand citizens. Penalties apply if you employ a worker who does not have a valid visa to work in Australia. It is your responsibility to make sure that they do have the correct visa.

The Department of Immigration & Citizenship has a new webpage which allows you to once you have asked the worker for consent to check their visa details on Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). This allows you to then employ the worker with the knowledge that they have the correct visa, and if they have limited work rights you know what these are and only employ them within these rights

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