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Welcome to the Labour Hire Authority's December e-News

From all of us here at the Labour Hire Authority, we wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.

While this has been a difficult year for all Victorians, together we have worked to make labour hire fairer and made great progress on this journey. We look forward to saying farewell to 2020 and continue working with you to build on this success into 2021.

The Authority will continue compliance monitoring and enforcement activities over the holiday period. As a result of investigations following reports of noncompliance, the Authority has issued a number of notices of intention to refuse applications and cancel licences. Please continue to report noncompliance and worker mistreatment through report a problem and provide as many specific details as possible.

Our enquiries phone line will be unavailable from Christmas Day, Friday 25 December to New Year's Day, Friday 1 January 2021 (inclusive). During this period you are welcome to continue contacting us via email.

Pay and entitlements over the Christmas and New Year period

During this time of year, employers and workers may have questions about employee entitlements when working through the holiday period and businesses shutting down between Christmas and New Year. 

You can find information on entitlements from the Fair Work Ombudsman. This includes information on:

  • directing employees to take leave
  • employees without enough annual leave
  • paying employees who don’t work on a public holiday
  • public holidays during annual leave
  • working extra hours and working on public holidays
  • public holidays over Christmas and New Year's Day.

Information on entitlements

23 December 2020