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Global Employer of Record in Australia

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Willing to hire international employees in Australia? We’re here to help.

Send us project details here and we’ll be happy to employ your international workforce on your behalf in Australia quickly and cost-effectively.

Spotlight on Australia:

  • Location – a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands
  • Capital – Canberra
  • Population – 25.7 million
  • Official language – English
  • Recognized minority languages – Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese
  • Government – Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Currency – Australian Dollar
  • Dominant religion – Christianity
  • Labor force – 16.2 million
  • Exports – $470.2 billion (2019). Exportable goods: iron ore, coal, natural gas, gold, aluminum, beef, crude petroleum, copper, meat (non-beef)
  • Main export partners: China, Japan, South Korea, United States, India, New Zealand
  • Imports – $421.4 billion (201). Import products: petroleum, cars, telecom equipment and parts, goods vehicles, computers, medicaments, gold, civil engineering equipment, furniture
  • Main import partners: China, United States, Japan, Germany, Thailand, United Kingdom
  • Public holidays – Good Friday, New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day, Australia Day, and Boxing Day.

Employment in Australia

Employment law is sourced mainly from common law. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the “FW Act”) governs the employment of the majority of Australian employees.
Relevant industrial instruments include modern awards, which are determined by the Fair Work Commission (the “FWC”), and enterprise agreements. Awards provide a safety net of minimum pay rates and employment conditions and are used as the benchmark for assessing whether employees are ‘better off overall’ under a proposed enterprise agreement. Each year the FWC conducts an annual wage review and decides on a national minimum wage.

What is necessary to enable an expatriate employer to work in Australia?
There are a variety of visas available to foreign nationals wanting to work in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis, including (but not limited to):

  • temporary skill shortage visa (grants a 1-4 year visa)
  • employer nomination scheme (grants a permanent visa)
  • regional sponsored migration scheme (grants a permanent visa).

The Temporary Skill Shortage visa is the most common employer-sponsored visa, available on a temporary basis of up to four years. The Temporary Skill Shortage visa is designed to enable employers to address labor shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where the employer cannot find an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

  • Are you seeking to reinforce your existing team with the expertise of Australia-based international employees?
  • Have you already selected a candidate from Australia?
  • Do you want the prospect to work for you remotely from Australia?
  • Would you prefer to hire shortly and stay compliant with Australia legislation?

Our global employment solution is the way to go!

Like every other country, Australia has its own employment specifics. Abiding by the local employment law ensures 100% compliance.

By entrusting local tax and law subordination as well as workforce employment and management to an authority with extensive expertise, you safeguard professional handling of all things legal in Australia on behalf of your company.

Employer of Record solution in Australia

Employer of Record is an integrated solution designed to help you hire and manage your remote employees in Australia, which includes:

  • familiarizing with the country’s employment legislation
  • onboarding of employees
  • payrolling employees on a monthly basis in local currency/ies
  • arranging for business visa and work permit if you need to employ expatriate personnel in Australia.

Acumen Employer of Record can promptly employ the selected candidate (or multiple prospects) on your behalf in Australia. We become your trusted partner and guide you through local labor laws thus eliminating:

  • any and all employment risks
  • the need to go into legislative specifics and set everything up on your own
  • all local labor issues.

Handing all these compulsory global employment processes to experts will spare your precious business hours for more strategic task solving.

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