Temporary employment changes – 457, TSS & SESR visa holders

Following information has been updated on the website of Department of Home Affairs (DHA):

Temporary employment changes – 457, TSS & SESR visa holders

From late September, sponsors will be able to advise us of temporary changes to employment arrangements for 457, TSS & SESR visa holders resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic through the ‘Notification of sponsor changes form’ in ImmiAccount.

Sponsors will be able to notify changes for up to ten visa holders on the one form. One form should be completed to notify commencement of the temporary change, and another form should be completed to notify the completion of the temporary change.

Only one type of change is able to be entered for each visa holder per form. Sponsors should enter the primary reason (for example, ’Reduced working hours’ if the visa holder is temporarily working part-time) for the notification. If a visa holder’s salary has also been reduced as a result of the part-time working arrangements, this can be mentioned in the ‘brief description’ box.

Sponsors should attach a detailed outline of the temporary work change, and may include details of temporary business closure, changes to work practices (for example, a restaurant moving to a takeaway or delivery model rather than eat in) and information about whether Australian employees have had similar changes made to their employment arrangements.

We encourage sponsors to use this new facility to advise us of all temporary employment changes that have occurred since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, even if these changes have since ceased.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/skilled-migration-program/skilled-visa-newsletters/september-2020

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The above article constitutes only generic information on migration issues, and does not constitute specific migration advice to any entity or individual.