Welcome to the September 2022 edition of Labour Hire Authority News.
Recent changes to Modern Awards by the Fair Work Commission will affect many labour hire providers and workers – it’s important you’re across these changes, to ensure you meet your obligations to your employees.
From 1 October 2022:
- the minimum wages in Modern Awards for hospitality, tourism, and aviation will increase
- annualised wage arrangements for restaurant, café and hospitality workers will change.
Read more about the changes in this month’s lead story.
We are hosting a free interactive webinar on 13 October 2022 for providers, covering these changes as well as:
- changes to providers’ work health and safety obligations
- an update on the labour hire licensing scheme
- recent compliance work by the Labour Hire Authority
- an opportunity for you to ask questions directly to the Commissioner.
In other news, you will no doubt have seen coverage of the Optus data breach in the media in recent days. With this in mind, we’re advising that you update your LHA portal password, and we’re highlighting the importance of protecting the sensitive data you hold – see our story in this edition.
October is also National Health and Safety Month. This year’s theme – ‘know safety, work safely’ – is especially relevant in many industries that routinely use labour hire, where the nature of work can be more high risk. I encourage labour hire providers and hosts to participate in this event, as part of a commitment to building better and safer workplaces for their employees.
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner
In August 2022:
- 104 licence applications were submitted
- 102 licences were granted by the LHA
- 51 licences were refused or cancelled by the LHA
In this issue
- Important changes to award wages in hospitality, tourism and aviation
- Free webinar available for labour hire providers
- Keeping data safe
- Licensing Q&A: What are industrial instruments?
- Make a commitment to workplace health and safety in October
- Induction Checklist: Who is responsible for training labour hire workers?