AEWV Job Checks: a guide for employers

 In Employer Accreditation

Navigating the complexities of the AEWV (Accredited Employer Work Visa) process can be overwhelming. At IDESI LEGAL, a leading immigration law firm in Wellington, we provide employers with expert guidance and support to ensure a smooth and hassle-free process when employing migrants in New Zealand.

Why Accreditation Matters:

Employer accreditation is not just a mere formality. It is a comprehensive evaluation process that verifies compliance and ensures the fair treatment of migrant employees. At IDESI Legal, we strongly recommend that employers seek professional support when employing migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas (AEWV).

The Importance of Job Checks:

Once accredited, employers must apply for a job check for each job where they wish to hire a migrant worker. This step is crucial and with our help, you can avoid any unnecessary delays in the application process.

Common Mistakes to Avoid in AEWV Job Check Applications:

To help employers avoid processing delays, IDESI LEGAL has identified some common mistakes that employers should be aware of when submitting their job check applications. These mistakes are often around missing information in employment agreements, such as a detailed description of the work to be performed, minimum and maximum hours of work, and overtime rates. It is crucial for employers to ensure that these essential details are included in employment agreements and kept up to date.

Important Inclusions in Employment Agreements:

Employers must incorporate specific information into their employment agreements when offering roles to migrant workers. These include the overtime rate of pay (if applicable), guaranteed hours and actual pay, and the number of hours the employee may be asked to work, including overtime rates. Failure to update the employment agreement accordingly before submission can cause processing delays.

Preparation Tips for AEWV Job Check Applications:

Before starting a job check application, employers should keep the following points in mind:

  1. Obtain accreditation.
  2. Prepare an acceptable job offer, including a comprehensive job description and proposed employment agreement.
  3. Provide evidence of job advertisements, unless the salary is below twice the median wage or the job is on the Green List, which includes hard-to-fill, high-skill roles that provide a priority pathway to residency.
  4. Consolidate multiple vacancies under one job check if they have identical details and are covered by the same advertising and employment agreement. Separate job checks are required for roles with varying locations, job titles, or terms of work.

Expert Guidance from IDESI LEGAL:

At IDESI LEGAL, we understand that immigration laws seem to be constantly changing. That’s why we offer expert guidance and support to employers. We can rovide an assessment of your current situation and tailored advice on meeting compliance requirements. Our experienced team has in-depth knowledge of New Zealand immigration law and the employer accreditation process.

By partnering with IDESI LEGAL, you can be confident that your business is compliant and that you meet employer obligations. Whether you need assistance with accreditation, job checks, or any other immigration-related matters, we are here with expert assistance.

If visiting our Wellington office is not feasible, we offer flexible online consultations. Simply call us at 04 461 6018 to schedule a virtual meeting. We understand the importance of convenience and how busy New Zealand business people can be.

Contact IDESI LEGAL today for personalised assistance tailored to your employment needs. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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