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Hiring Employees From Overseas

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Date: 01/09/2011

If your clients are short of skilled workers, they should think about hiring foreign nationals. But it can be complicated, they should seek advice.

A quarter of the Australian workforce is operating under some form of visa, whether temporary or permanent, so it's not an unusual way to find staff or counter particular skills shortages.Immigration law expert Katie Malyon, of Katie Malyon and Associates, says its a complicated area, and small business owners often feel the paperwork is just too daunting, but there's help available and the employment outcomes are often highly satisfactory. Government monitoring of the employment of foreign nationals is meticulous, so it's important to make sure that all the regulations are observed, and that everything's above board.


Topics: Human Resources

Katie Malyon, Katie Malyon & Associates