Immigration Law and Employment Law: New Law, Cases & Best Practices

The interaction of employment and immigration matters is in the spotlight with the new Accredited Employer Work Visa Scheme and the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Act 2023.  Be well informed about these essential issues including new infringement offence protocols, expanded suspension criteria for accreditation and additional labour market test requirements.  Plus gain best practice tips on common scenarios for the intersection of employment and immigration law in termination and restructuring.

Monday, 19 August 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $178.50

Attend and earn 2 CPD hours

1.00pm to 3.00pm New Must Know Information: The Meeting of Employment and Immigration Law Matters


  • The new Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme: must know information
  • Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Act 2023 infringement offences
  • Common scenarios where employment and immigration hooks need to be navigated
  • Best practice tips when advising on restructuring roles held by migrant workers or terminating employment with migrant workers

Presented by Shi Sheng Cai (Shoosh), Senior Associate, Copeland Ashcroft and Lauren Qiu, Principal, Stay Legal 


Marcus Beveridge, Managing Director, Queen City Law NZ Limited

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the new Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme
  • Gain an update on infringement offences in immigration law
  • Navigate common scenarios where employment law and immigration law intersect
  • Gain best practice relating to restructuring and termination of employment for migrant workers


Marcus Beveridge, Managing Director,Queen City Law NZ Limited
Marcus Beveridge is the Managing Director of Queen City Law NZ Limited. His main areas of practice are construction and property law, commercial law, foreign investment, real estate services and immigration. Marcus has developed expertise in business-based immigration and has acted on literally 100's of successful business-based immigration applications over the best part of 3 decades. Many of these clients have subsequently become major clients of his firm. The total amount of business immigration funds invested in NZ in the last decade is close to NZ$10 Billion. Marcus is a regular commentator on immigration based issues on national Radio & TV and has presented and chaired many NZ Immigration Law conferences over the years. Marcus has also recently been on several Working Groups and Immigration Reference Groups liaising with senior INZ management about assorted immigration issues. His firm comprises one of NZ’s largest immigration law teams. Marcus was formerly Chairman of NZAMI and Convenor of the New Zealand Law Society Immigration Committee.

Shi Sheng Cai (Shoosh), Senior Associate,Copeland Ashcroft
Shi Sheng Cai (Shoosh) is a Senior Associate at Copeland Ashcroft and regularly acts for employers to help with immigration matters. He has over 7 years of work experience in the immigration sector including experience in the areas of global mobility, corporate immigration, investor migration and expertise with complex New Zealand immigration matters. Shoosh is a member of the Law Association Immigration Committee and is an author for Thomson Reuters Human Rights Law resource. You will find Shoosh "a great guy to deal with". He enjoys working with government officers and is a critical thinker with an insightful legal mind.

Lauren Qiu, Principal,Stay Legal
Lauren Qiu is the Principal Immigration Lawyer of Stay Legal. She is an experienced specialist immigration lawyer who provides honest advice and practical solutions. She has presented at national and regional seminars on immigration law. Lauren is currently an immigration law guest lecturer teaching aspiring immigration advisers. Lauren is practical, effective, and dedicated. Lauren has assisted employers with practical advice, high-net-worth individuals with tailored solutions, skilled migrants and their families to gain residency, and unlawful migrants regain their lawful status. She has successfully requested character waivers, medical waivers, ministerial special directions, and appealed decisions. Lauren is currently a Member of the Auckland District Law Society's Immigration & Refugee Law Committee, a Member of the Tauranga Migrant Settlement Network (an Immigration New Zealand led Welcoming Communities initiative), and a Volunteer Immigration Solicitor at the Citizens Advice Bureau (Tauranga).

This seminar is part of a series

Immigration Lunchtime Series: Reforms, Pathways, Employment Law Intersection & Deportation

With reforms to the Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme and migrant worker protections, reforms to the Active Investor Plus category and concerns regarding deportations, join for three comprehensive 2-hour sessions to assist you to easily fit into your schedule. Understand the implications of the latest set of immigration law reforms. Ensure you have all of the best practice tips, updated case law and understand the challenges and opportunities for your immigration law clients. Attend all three sessions or just catch up on what you need.


Attend the full series and earn 6 CPD hours

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Immigration Law and Employment Law: New Law, Cases & Best Practices


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Monday, 19 August 2024
1.00pm to 3.00pm New Zealand
CPD Hours 2
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $178.50
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