From 29 October 2023, accredited employers cannot use 90-day trial periods in employment agreements when hiring people on an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

This includes Job Checks submitted before 29 October 2023 but assessed on and after this date.

If you have a Job Check application in progress

If an employer has a Job Check application underway and INZ have not yet made a decision on the application, they need to:

  • Review the Job Check application and make sure the employment agreement does not include a trial period.
  • If the employment agreement includes a trial period, please upload an updated employment agreement that does not include a trial period as soon as possible.

Please do this before 1 November as it will help INZ process the application.

A Job Check application can be declined or will take longer to process if the employment agreement includes a trial period.

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