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JT View Drop Down

Joined: 17/December/2016
Location: Australia
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    Posted: 17/December/2016 at 20:01
Hello everyone,

It has been almost 2 months after the grant of my 187 visa (I came with working holiday visa and work for more than 1 year for this company).
Since my visa was launched, I kept getting extra jobs that were not included in the contract. (My owner just verbally assigned new task to me)
And I never get paid for my extra work on weekdays, weekend and public holidays.

I am quite a hard worker so I tried my best to finish the jobs and never ask for the payment for my extra working hour(It is actually a culture in my company, and no one dare to touch this topic).

The atmosphere in my company is bad so we had many staff left after I joined. And all these job came to me and other new staff who were also sponsored with 187 visa.

Recently I was told to do some job which I think is totally inappropriate and not related, I have been struggled since I entered into the company and now I feel that I have reached my limit.

I would like know what should I do if i want to leave this company?
Can they change or add my job like this even I get sponsored with 187 visa?
If I quit do I need to find similar job in same region? (or I can find different job in same region or even other regions?)
I know about fair work, what will be the best way to approach them with my problem?

Thank you for being patient reading my story.
I hope any of you guys can give me some advice.
I feel really stressful and scared that I am trapping in this situation.

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  Quote citizen-joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/December/2016 at 01:47
It is not unusual for workers to be asked to perform extra duties within their normal work hours. eg a checkout operator could be required to stack some shelves or to sweep up some spilled goods. However if they were asked to perform at a higher level than their appointed role, provided these extra duties were within their capability, they are required to do them but they are entitled to extra pay, usually called 'higher duties' for this work.

As a 187 visa holder your employment is subject to rules outlined click here

I expect that if you wish to move to another employer who is willing to sponsor you and qualifies under the rules, you can do so.

If you are being exploited you can complain to immigration, but if the employers right to employ you is revoked, and you do not find an alternate employer, you may be required to return home, but I'm not sure of the actual rules. Someone else may be able to reply to this.

Is there a migrant resources center in your area. They may be able to assist or point you to an appropriate body.

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