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24 January 2009
DIAC says that employers in the retail and hospitality industries are among those at the highest risk of hiring illegal workers.
"Employers convicted of these offences could face fines of up to $13 200 and two years' imprisonment per illegal worker hired."
"Companies face fines of up to $66 000 per illegal worker."
Employers can check work entitlements at any time by using DIAC's internet-based Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) or faxback.