Migrant Workers – an Evolving Field Simon Laurent, in collaboration with Peter Moses, Barrister, presented this paper to the NZ Law Society Employment Law Conference in October 2018. It focuses on current issues facing people applying for Work Visas; the increased level of employer verification involved in applications; and the risks of investigation and prosecution…

[Summary prepared for the Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Global Migration Section), held in New Orleans on 21 June 2017.] New Zealand’s General Election scheduled for September 2017 may have hastened the introduction of significant changes to several key migration policies. As in many other jurisdictions, the Government is under public pressure…

The Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal adjudicates on complaints that may be levied against licensed advisers, who now number something like 1100 licensees both onshore and overseas.1 Since the appointment of the Chair of the Tribunal in October 2010, 448 complaint decisions have been issued.2 The Tribunal’s work, and the messages being sent through…

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