Before recruiting a dental professional, either as an employee or a contractor, legally you need to make sure they have the right to work in NZ.
People entitled are those who:
You must keep evidence to prove your employee's right to work in NZ, which can be one of the following:
There are penalties (maximum $50,000) for hiring a person who is not entitled to work for you. It is important to check and keep records to show that you completed the checks.
Candidates do not need to have a valid visa to be offered a job, but they must have one that allows them to work in NZ by the time they begin working for you.
You can get more details on these obligations at www.employment.govt.nz.
You must also ensure that any of your workers who have visas actually follow the terms and conditions of their visa. VisaView let's you easily check.
27 September 2023
The Green List and Sector Agreements Work to Residence pathways open for residence visa applications from 29 September 2023.
21 September 2023
LANZ.Dental is at the NZOHA Conference in Wellington 13-14 October 2023.