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Queensland’s New Labour Hire Licensing Laws – Does it affect you?

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1. Users of labour hire services must only use licensed labour hire providers. It is an offence to enter into: 1. an arrangement with an unlicensed labour hire provider 2. avoidance arrangements. These offences have a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment or a fine. The scheme helps users of labour hire and workers find a licensed labour hire pr

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1. The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (the Act) establishes a mandatory licensing scheme for all labour hire providers operating in Queensland. Users of labour hire services can only use a licensed labour hire provider. Labour hire providers supply workers to another business or person (the labour hire user) to do work. Under the arrangement, the labo

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Secondly, it will require all labour hire arrangement to be with licensed providers. It will apply where work is performed by labour hire workers in Queensland, whether or not the labour hire worker or company is based in Queensland. A labour hire provider is someone who, in the course of carrying on a business, supply to another a worker to do

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Labour hire providers in Queensland will soon be subject to new labour hire licensing laws, which will prevent businesses from entering into labour hire arrangements with unlicensed providers. The Queensland Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (the “Act”) aims to protect labour hire workers from exploitation and promote the integrity of the labour hire

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A person must not provide labour hire services unless the person is the holder of a licence, otherwise, they will be exposed to a maximum penalty of: $130,439 or 3 years imprisonment – for an individual; or $378,450 – for a corporation.

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While not yet specified in the South Australian legislation, the Queensland Act provides that the labour hire licence fee is determined by the wages paid by the business, which is as follows: Penalties

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If you are an unlicensed labour hire provider or conduct labour hire services without a license, you could face fines up to $137,987 or three years imprisonment as an individual. Conversely, if you operate the business as a company, your company could face up to $400,350 in fines. Victoria

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Legislation has recently been passed in Queensland and South Australia that will affect labour hire companies and businesses that use the services of…

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Queensland, South Australia and Victoria have all passed labour-hire licensing legislation, and are enacting strategies to get these laws in place. It’s a positive change for workers, particularly those in vulnerable industries – like horticulture, meat, cleaning and also beyond these sectors.

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New legislation introducing labour hire schemes will impose an additional regulatory burden on businesses that fall within the scope of the laws. The trend towards insecure work in Australia has resulted in an increased reliance on casuals, short-term contracts, independent contractors, the gig economy, foreign workers and labour hire employees.

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The Queensland Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 began operation on 16 April 2018, with all existing labour hire companies required to file their licence applications with Labour Hire Licensing Queensland by no later than 15 June 2018. After that date, it is unlawful for a company to provide labour hire services without a licence. To date, over 3,000 labour

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The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) (Act) commenced on 16 April 2018 and introduces a mandatory licensing regime for providers of labour hire services in Queensland.Importantly, the Act is likely to impact entities in a broad range of sectors not commonly associated with labour hire, including government.

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The Queensland Government’s new licensing scheme for labour hire providers came into effect on 16 April 2018 requiring all labour hire providers to lodge a license application by 15 June 2018. The new laws have serious implications for all labour hire businesses, their clients and other stakeholders.

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The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (the ACT) will commence on 16 April 2018 to protect labour hire workers and safeguard labour hire providers that are ethical and responsible. Key features of the Act include: labour hire providers to be licensed to operate in Queensland persons who engage labour hire providers to only engage licensed providers

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Queensland passed new labour hire licensing laws in September 2017. These are set to come into force on 18 April 2018. South Australia put new labour hire licensing laws before Parliament in August 2017; these were passed in September 2017 and sent to the Legislative Council. The laws have yet to be passed. Victoria has also announced that it will …

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The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (“the Act”) was passed late in 2017. The expressed purpose of the Act is to promote integrity in the labour hire industry and prevent exploitation of labour hire workers. However, when the Act was introduced, it raised further questions as to its scope and who would and wouldn’t be covered by the scheme.

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What do queenslands new labour hire licensing laws mean for employers?

Labour hire providers in Queensland will soon be subject to new labour hire licensing laws, which will prevent businesses from entering into labour hire arrangements with unlicensed providers.

What is the labor hire licensing act?

The Act establishes a mandatory labour hire licensing scheme to protect labour hire workers from exploitation and promote the integrity of the labour hire industry. Key features of the Act include: labour hire providers must be licensed to operate in Queensland

Who needs a labour hire licence?

Who needs a licence? The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 ( the Act) establishes a mandatory licensing scheme for all labour hire providers operating in Queensland. Users of labour hire services can only use a licensed labour hire provider. Labour hire providers supply workers to another business or person (the labour hire user) to do work.

Are there any changes to labour hire licensing laws in south australia?

While South Australian labour hire licensing laws were introduced, they are to be repealed due to change in government and scrutiny about the legislation. There are no developments on labour hire licensing schemes at a Federal level or in other states/territories.

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