Here’s an article that’s got some really interesting insights. It’s titled, What employers need to know about temporary work visas.

If you have employees under temporary work visas, you’re not going to want to miss this one. It’s got some tips for you. Here’s a snippet:

If you’re sponsoring an overseas worker or workers it might be difficult to continue to pay the wage agreed to or you may need to lay off staff for the business to survive.

There are options to offer leave without pay, reduce hours or lay them off. But you need to make sure which visa the worker is on which governs your actions. By not applying the correct process, this could lead to sanctions that might impact your ability in the future to sponsor overseas workers.

For example, it is the responsibility of the employer to pay for return airfares, within reason, for employees and their family if they are returning to their country of origin if they cease employment when requested.

There’s a lot more in this piece so do give it a read at this link to MYOB.com.

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