Welcome to the March 2022 edition of Labour Hire Authority News.
The past couple of months have been quite busy for our Compliance team, with several site visits having been completed across multiple industries.
The team recently visited two sites as part of the West Gate Tunnel project in response to a complaint about an alleged unlicensed provider and worker exploitation. As a result, a full investigation is underway. This situation really demonstrates how important it is to report a problem when you see it.
As this busy period draws to a close, we encourage providers and hosts alike to make reviewing compliance part of their business as usual. Dedicate some time to regularly review your responsibilities under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 and other relevant laws, and make sure you don’t miss any changes to relevant awards such as the new minimum wage for farm workers on piece rates.
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner
In February 2022:
- 65 licence applications were submitted
- 47 licences were granted by the LHA
- 64 licences were refused or cancelled by the LHA
In this issue
- New minimum wage for farm workers on piece rates
- What you need to know about recent changes to occupational health and safety legislation
- Victorian Government launches sick pay guarantee for casual workers
- Case Study: Investigation uncovers mistake about security worker entitlements
- Understanding providers’ transport and accommodation requirements
- Licensing Q&A: How do I update my nominated officer?
- Apprenticeship regulators agree to greater collaboration