The government of New Zealand has provided updated criteria for employer accreditation.

Key Points:

  • New Zealand authorities require employers to prove that they are a viable and operating business for employer accreditation.
  • The new accreditation criteria include requirements for employers to provide employees settlement support information within one month of the employee’s start date, including accommodation and transportation options, access to healthcare services and specific industry training information and options.
  • Employers who do not satisfy accreditation criteria may be fined, incur delays in accreditation and will have their ability to access migrant resources negatively impacted. A full list accreditation penalties is available here.

BAL Analysis: Employers should note the new accreditation policies and ensure their employment agreements satisfy the new requirements.

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