Question: How do I hire someone from overseas?Answer:
You can hire someone from overseas provided you meet the proper procedure for sponsoring their visa. This includes ensuring that you meet the sponsorship obligations depending on whether you are hiring them on a permanent basis under the Employer Nomination Scheme or a temporary basis under a 457 visa. In some circumstances you may also employee overseas workers under a labour agreement with the Federal Government. If you are unsure as to whether your worker is eligible to work in Australia it is your responsibility as an employer to ensure that they are eligible before hiring them. An employment lawyer can quickly and easily assess your situation and advise accordingly.