LHA alleges the company provided unlicensed labour hire services, and underpaid and provided substandard accommodation to workers picking grapes and chestnuts in the Benalla region.
New Supreme Court action / Changes to Fair Work Act and PALM scheme / Objecting to a licence application
The company allegedly failed to notify LHA of multiple changes in directors, and appointed a director who was not a fit and proper person.
New cleaning businesses are responding to a targeted LHA campaign, with most now applying for a labour hire licence up front.
The changes apply to areas including employee leave entitlements, superannuation, and protections for migrant workers.
Changes include new minimum hours of work and pay for PALM scheme workers, and expanded protections under the Fair Work Act for all migrant workers.
If you have concerns about a provider’s application, you can raise an objection within 14 days.
LHA sessions included meetings with PALM employers and commercial cleaning providers.
LHA has commenced legal action in the Supreme Court of Victoria against a company that allegedly provided workers to farms in the Yarra Valley and Koo Wee Rup.