From all of us here at the Labour Hire Authority (LHA), we wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.
Freshcrop Contracting Pty Ltd’s labour hire licence application was refused following enquiries relating to compliance with workplace laws including alleged breaches of workplace laws, including award wages, non-payment of superannuation and taxation law.
Licensed labour hire providers must report every 12 months on their labour hire activities for the previous 12 months. Failure to comply with this licence condition may result in compliance actions, including further licence conditions, suspension or cancellation. The LHA recently took the latter step after one provider failed to comply with this requirement.
Labour hire providers are now on notice that requiring workers or job applicants to pay for required personal safety equipment may result in sanctions, including licence application refusal, licence renewal refusal, licence conditions or licence cancellation.
WorkSafe, Department of Justice and Community Safety and the Labour Hire Authority visited 38 horticulture businesses in the Koo Wee Rup, Lang Lang and Cardinia regions after an online farm safety webinar in October.