Immigration Law as Labour Market Regulation: Temporary Migration Status and Migrant Work Relations

23 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2016 Last revised: 8 Mar 2018

Date Written: July 30, 2015

Abstract

This paper analyses the implications of migrants' precarious statuses for their work relations and develops a conceptual platform for explicating various normative issues arising from the legal architecture of temporary migrant workers programmes. The regulatory design of the '457 Visa' scheme in Australia is examined as a case study of how temporary migrant workers programmes can entail particular vulnerabilities that obstruct migrants' freedom to exit an employment relationship and to resort to voice mechanisms in the workplace.

Keywords: temporary labour migration, immigrant workers, precarious migrant status

JEL Classification: F22, J61

Suggested Citation

Zou, Mimi, Immigration Law as Labour Market Regulation: Temporary Migration Status and Migrant Work Relations (July 30, 2015). (2015) 1 Mondi Migranti 43; The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2016-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2747843

Mimi Zou (Contact Author)

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

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