Business owners get answers to questions about hiring from abroad

Local employers now have a better understanding of what’s legally involved in hiring and firing workers from abroad.

About 50 business owners and other interested people engaged the various immigration partners in a lively interactive town hall meeting at which they sought clarity on their legal responsibilities as guarantors, among other issues.

The discussion revolved around a number of key issues, including what recourse the employer has if a worker recruited from abroad is fired or quits to work with another business. The general topics explored also focused on work and residence permits, entry conditions and deportation of employees whose work permits have expired.

The moderated discussion – facilitated by the Government Information Service -  was organised by Social Affairs and Employment, Immigration and Naturalisation Service, the Royal Military Police and the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force.