The answer lies in the various concessions granted under the employment contract of the catering sector (fine dining), including the fact that the minimum wage for the kitchen, cooks and traders appointed under this employment contract is 90% of the temporary income threshold for skilled migrants (“TSMIT”), currently US$53,900.00. This is significantly lower than the minimum wage (subject to labour market studies) for the Temporary Skill Deficiency (Subclass 482) and Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa regimes, which is more attractive to potential employers in the fine dining sector. A recruitment contract allows your temporary employment company to recruit temporary professionals overseas for professions on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) for which you can prove that no suitably qualified Australian workers are available. A company that signs an employment contract becomes a licensed sponsor and is able to appoint and recruit foreign workers in licensed occupations. The department continues to make changes to existing employment contract templates to meet the TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) program – including: as an authorized sponsor with a recruitment company, your foreign workers may be assigned to work with a third party. However, they must remain the direct employer of all foreign workers sponsored under an employment contract for the hiring sector and foreign workers must regularly receive their wages based on the remuneration of equivalent Australians, regardless of a contract. Severe penalties apply when employers without temporary employment are found to be in breach of the terms of the recruitment contract. The promotion of foreign workers under an employment contract is a three-step process that includes an application for an employment contract, the filing of an application for appointment by the promotion employer, and the filing of a visa application by the designated worker under the visa program for temporary shortages of skilled labour (subclass 482). Once executed, employment contracts are usually in effect for five years and allow your clients to have foreign employees work for them. McKkr`s is the pioneer of labor market test reports and training reference B services, and we are also industry leaders in many other migration support services. We are able to test the labour market and prove the real need for the agreement. We can also help your clients show that they have a satisfactory track record and an ongoing commitment to training Australians.