HR and immigration support for employers of migrant workers


Critical immigration changes are about to impact the ability of employers to keep their migrant workers.

Businesses employing migrant workers can get specialist HR and Immigration support to ensure they are well positioned to support and retain those workers through the changes.

Neazor Brady are experts in helping New Zealand businesses manage and retain their migrant workers. They offer a unique blend of comprehensive HR, employment law and immigration expertise, including 15 years’ specialising in work visas. This enables them to ensure their clients meet all the HR compliance and documentation requirements needed to successfully support their employees’ requests for work visa extensions and residency.

Neazor Brady Partner, Catherine Neazor Brady, says, “Significant immigration and visa changes are being implemented this year that will impact all businesses employing migrant workers, and especially those that employ six or more migrants. It’s important that employers understand how these changes will affect their business, and how they can best prepare for them.”

From 1 November 2021, Employer Accreditation with Immigration New Zealand will be compulsory for all employers who sponsor work visas.

Changes will also be made to the types of visas available, the level of compliance required for accreditation, and remuneration thresholds (likely to increase on 1 July).

Catherine, who is a Chartered Member of Human Resources New Zealand and a Licensed Immigration Advisor says, “The entire landscape for employing migrant workers has changed. This has created a lot of uncertainty for those workers and heightened the need for businesses to be well prepared to support them.”

Neazor Brady is currently helping businesses put the necessary processes and documentation in place to secure their critical employees’ work visas before the new changes take effect.

Catherine adds, “The accreditation process for businesses employing six or more migrant workers is expected to be robust and many employers may be in for a shock at the level of HR and compliance related documentation required.”

Applications for the new visa accreditation open at the end of September, and with up to 30,000 employers needing accreditation, Catherine urges employers to act now to avoid inevitable delays in processing applications.

Neazor Brady offers a free no-obligation consultation to discuss how the visa changes will potentially affect your business and what you need to do to prepare for it. Book your consultation today, email:


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