BL6.10 Compliance with employment and immigration law
- Businesses established in New Zealand must comply with all relevant employment and immigration law in force in New Zealand. Compliance with relevant New Zealand employment and immigration law includes but is not limited to:
- paying employees no less than the appropriate minimum wage; and
- meeting holiday and special leave requirements or other minimum statutory criteria, eg occupational safety and health obligations; and
- only employing people who have authority to undertake that work under the Immigration Act 2009.
- Despite (a) above, where an application otherwise meets all requirements for approval and there is an incident of non-compliance with any relevant employment or immigration law in force in New Zealand, a business immigration specialist may nevertheless approve the application where:
- they are satisfied that the breach of requirements is of a minor nature; and
- evidence is provided that satisfies the business immigration specialist that the cause and consequences of the breach have been remedied.
- To determine the nature of a breach, the business immigration specialist may consult with Workplace Employment Relations, Workplace Health & Safety, and/or the Accident Compensation Corporation.