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How did INZ investigate employer breaches of employment standards

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From: Maria van Kleef

Dear Immigration Advisers Authority,

Regarding my e-mail Wednesday, 5 September 2018 11:45 PM To: I Lees-Galloway Subject: Re: Immigration.
Under INZ, any breaches of employment standards can mean an employer won’t be able to recruit migrant workers. If you receive a sanction for a breach of employment standards, you’ll be placed on a list of non-compliant employers and unable to support visa applications for a set period.
As compliance with NZ employments is a requirement under INZ employer obligations, I would like to know what steps were taken by INZ between the 6-21 Sept to investigate and ensure the company I referred to in my e-mail was compliant with NZ Employment laws before being allowed to recruit workers.
Under the OIA I respectively request copies of all correspondence, memos, e-mails etc. regarding my e-mail on the 5 September 2018. Specifically, whether it was followed up and if so, who followed it up and how? How did INZ conclude the company in question was fit to recruit workers?
Are contracts and compliance with the law checked before making businesses accredited employers? Does INZ collect data on the actual job applications and reasons for declining them. Does anyone cross reference mediation data i.e. why it is required, to expose repeat offending by certain individuals? What checks are currently in place and are they followed?

Yours faithfully

Maria van Kleef

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Ref: 1819-0697

 

Dear Ms van Kleef

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 01 November 2018 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

> Regarding my e-mail Wednesday, 5 September 2018 11:45 PM To: I
Lees-Galloway Subject: Re: Immigration.

> Under INZ, any breaches of employment standards can mean an employer
won’t be able to recruit migrant workers. If you receive a sanction for a
breach of employment standards, you’ll be placed on a list of
non-compliant employers and unable to support visa applications for a set
period.

> As compliance with NZ employments is a requirement under INZ employer
obligations, I would like to know what steps were taken by INZ between the
6-21 Sept to investigate and ensure the company I referred to in my e-mail
was compliant with NZ Employment laws before being allowed to recruit
workers.

> Under the OIA I respectively request copies of all correspondence,
memos, e-mails etc. regarding my e-mail on the 5 September
2018.  Specifically, whether it was followed up and if so, who followed it
up and how? How did INZ conclude the company in question was fit to
recruit workers?

> Are contracts and compliance with the law checked before making
businesses accredited employers? Does INZ collect data on the actual job
applications and reasons for declining them. Does anyone cross reference
mediation data i.e. why it is required, to expose repeat offending by
certain individuals? What checks are currently in place and are they
followed?

 

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Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

 

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Dear Maria

 

Please find attached the response to your OIA request dated 1 November
2018.

 

Kind regards

 

Claire Owens

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

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15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

 

 

On 1/11/2018 8:36 p.m., Maria van Kleef
"[FOI #8978 email]" wrote:

> Dear Immigration Advisers Authority,

>

> Regarding my e-mail Wednesday, 5 September 2018 11:45 PM To: I
Lees-Galloway Subject: Re: Immigration.

> Under INZ, any breaches of employment standards can mean an employer
won’t be able to recruit migrant workers. If you receive a sanction for a
breach of employment standards, you’ll be placed on a list of
non-compliant employers and unable to support visa applications for a set
period.

> As compliance with NZ employments is a requirement under INZ employer
obligations, I would like to know what steps were taken by INZ between the
6-21 Sept to investigate and ensure the company I referred to in my e-mail
was compliant with NZ Employment laws before being allowed to recruit
workers.

> Under the OIA I respectively request copies of all correspondence,
memos, e-mails etc. regarding my e-mail on the 5 September
2018.  Specifically, whether it was followed up and if so, who followed it
up and how? How did INZ conclude the company in question was fit to
recruit workers?

> Are contracts and compliance with the law checked before making
businesses accredited employers? Does INZ collect data on the actual job
applications and reasons for declining them. Does anyone cross reference
mediation data i.e. why it is required, to expose repeat offending by
certain individuals? What checks are currently in place and are they
followed?

>

> Yours faithfully

>

> Maria van Kleef

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