Monitoring and compliance of 457 sponsors
Employers are being monitored much more closely than ever before. Employers continue to receive site visits and phone calls from DIAC officers, sometimes without warning. In addition to this, powers for DIAC to monitor and inspect employers increased significantly from September 14, 2009. We can now confirm that employers are being sanctioned for sponsorship breaches where they weren’t before. Fines and repercussions for employers are extremely serious if sponsorship obligations are breached.

We recommend all employers of 457 holders become familiar with their sponsorship obligations –

Obligations for employers and 457 sponsors: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/whats_new_457.htm

Stay posted for more information about a service to be offered by TEP that can assist businesses with their sponsorship and compliance obligations.
17 Aug 2010
TEP (formerly Stablemate) closes its recruitment section and expands the migration section
Our company has operated a recruitment agency for 20 years, commencing business in July 1990. However, since Equine Influenza and the Economic Downturn the recruitment section has declined, so the final decision has been made to shut the recruitment agency.
17 Aug 2010
New salary requirement for 457
From July 1, 2010 the TSMIT (Temporary Sponsored Migration Income Threshold) has been increased from $45,220 to $47,480. The five percent increase is based on the annual seasonally adjusted wage change for all Australians.
17 Aug 2010
New ENS (Employer Nomination Scheme) minimum salary
The minimum salary for applications under ENS has increased from $45,220 to $47,480.
17 Aug 2010
Monitoring and compliance of 457 sponsors
Employers are being monitored much more closely than ever before. Employers continue to receive site visits and phone calls from DIAC officers, sometimes without warning.
17 Aug 2010
Update on visa processing times
457 – Turnaround continues to be inconsistent, however complete sponsorship applications, particularly in Sydney and Parramatta, are being turned around in approximately 4 weeks.