The AH Workplace Webinar Series #1: Employer Accreditation
Our panel of experts discuss the new employer accreditation scheme and its impact on businesses wishing to bring in workers from overseas.
Our speakers were:
- Daniel Gruger, founder of Kruger Legal Ltd, Immigration, and related Business and Workplace Law solutions specialist
- Lynda Keene, CEO of Tourism Export Council NZ
- Kathryn McKinney, Partner Employment, Anthony Harper
- Giuliana Petronelli, Associate Employment, Anthony Harper
The key takeaways of this webinar are:
- Ensure that whatever is being entered into the Accreditation application can be backed by evidence – even though INZ is not asking for evidence now – they will likely be doing this when it comes time for renewal – in 12 months.
- Be very careful with what is advertised as a formal job qualification requirement in the job check. Given the policy allows the employer to decide what is and is not required to carry out the job, it is important, particularly in the trade industry, that the qualifications set out in the job check accurately reflect what is required – i.e. 3-5 years’ experience in the industry as opposed to for example, a Level 4 or Level 5 qualification.
- Ensure the candidate meets each and every requirement of the job check before submitting the job application – if they don’t go back and amend the job check itself as there is no longer the ability to apply discretion to the job application where the candidate does not meet each requirement.