Welcome to the July 2022 edition of Labour Hire Authority News.
With such cold weather of late, it is fitting that we update you on some of the work we have done with accommodation provided by labour hire providers to their workers.
Any accommodation organised by labour hire providers for workers must meet the minimum standards which are required by the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 and the Labour Hire Licensing Regulations 2018. There are also rules about deductions for accommodation that all providers should know. A number of providers have not done the right thing resulting in bad accommodation and unfair wage deductions.
If you organise accommodation for your labour hire workers, then we encourage you to ask yourself: would it pass muster?
If not, then it’s time to make a change. The LHA’s compliance inspectors are checking out accommodation as part of their program of workplace inspections.
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner
In June 2022:
- 70 licence applications were submitted
- 86 licences were granted by the LHA
- 102 licences were refused or cancelled by the LHA
In this issue
- Media release: Labour hire provider agrees to refund workers for sub-standard accommodation
- Mildura compliance inspections find non-compliance with minimum accommodation standards and worker entitlements
- Security industry providers engage at inaugural LHA Security Industry Forum
- Licensing Q&A: Can I update my nominated officer’s details online?
- Are you aware of your portable long service leave obligations?
- Business Victoria have launched a new planning tool to help you start, run, grow or exit a business in Victoria. Find out more.