Posts Tagged ‘immigration compliance’

Mamak Back In Court For Underpaying Migrant Workers

The operators of famous inner Sydney restaurant Mamak are again in Court accused of further underpayments, after being penalised almost $300,000 last year for exploiting overseas workers. Sydney’s Malaysian restaurant Mamak has again allegedly underpaid two employees from their Chatswood restaurant and has created false payslips to disguise the underpayments to authorities.  One employee was…

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Why is immigration compliance important?

importance of immigration compliance

In 2016, the level of regulatory scrutiny and enforcement activity in the immigration space has increased substantially. This is in part due to the Department of Immigration becoming an enforcement agency with the establishment of the Australian Border Force (and in some cases, a criminal enforcement agency), and new dual role of Fair Work Inspectors to investigate and enforce…

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7-Eleven store owner given record fine for exploiting workers

The owner of a Brisbane 7-Eleven store who systematically exploited workers has been fined more than $400,000, the largest penalty imposed in Australia by a court after action by the Fair Work Ombudsman     Background This case related to the underpayment of 12 employees, including a number of international students, a total of $82,661…

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Restructures and Immigration

Corporate restructures, mergers or acquisitions involve substantial change for organisations and it is easy for immigration aspects to be overlooked. A change in the corporate legal structure can have a substantial effect on subclass 457 visa holders and their employers Has the sponsoring employer changed? An assessment needs to be made as to whether the…

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ACCC takes action against visa fraud

ACCC takes action against visa fraud

  ACCC v Clinica Internationale Pty Ltd [1] The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has won a legal battle against Clinica International Pty Ltd (Clinica) and Mr Radovan Laski for contraventions of the Competition and Consumer Act associated with false and misleading advertisements and offers of sponsored employment in regional Australia to foreign workers. Clinica International is a…

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