According to INZ, a controlling third party:
◉ Is a separate legal entity to the direct employer named on the worker’s employment agreement
◉ Has an arrangement or contract with the employer allowing its employees to perform work for the benefit of the controlling third party, and
◉ Can direct or control those employees as if the controlling third party was the direct employer.
Some examples of such employers include:
◉ Labour hire companies
◉ Employers who send migrant employees on secondment to a controlling third party
◉ Parent or umbrella companies placing their migrant workers with a third party such as a subsidiary company or branch that is a separate legal entity.
It goes without saying that all employers need to meet standard requirements to get accredited.
If you are placing people with controlling third parties you also need to meet requirements that check you have good systems in place to monitor the employment and safety conditions of the AEWV holder when they are placed with the controlling third party.
◉ Respond appropriately to issues raised and identified that affect the AEWV holder
◉ Have a history of employing staff in New Zealand for the past 12 months
◉ Have at least 15% of your workforce being placed with controlling third parties as New Zealanders in full-time employment
◉ Only place AEWV holders with compliant controlling third party businesses.
This category of accreditation requires voluminous paperwork. It not only includes the preparation of the initial application, but also detailed documentation to satisfy INZ at the time of renewal.
We have the preparedness to address all potential concerns and are ready to go. We will guide you throughout the process.