Welcome to the April 2022 edition of Labour Hire Authority News.
The LHA is pleased to report our progress with improving the integrity in the labour hire industry. The LHA:
- has approximately two hundred investigations underway, and some compliance improvements have been achieved during investigations
- continues to target sham contracting and illegal phoenix activity, and has cancelled the labour hire license of three providers who were being investigated for sham contracting
- is engaging with the security industry and large hosts, and providing a series of specific guidance to this industry to help providers improve compliance, and
- is undertaking a number of important investigations into alleged contraventions in the security industry.
And remember, report a problem to the LHA if you have concerns or information about mistreated labour hire workers, unlicensed labour hire providers or hosts using unlicensed providers.
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner
In March 2022:
- 81 licence applications were submitted
- 118 licences were granted by the LHA
- 60 licences were refused or cancelled by the LHA
In this issue
- Security businesses: contract prices are indicators of significant risk of non-compliance with legal obligations
- Labour Hire Authority identifies noncompliance with minimum accommodation standards, migration laws and worker entitlements at Shepparton farms
- Things hosts should know about labour hire
- What are objections and how can they affect a provider’s application?
- Case study: hosts need proper oversight of their supply chain
- Licensing Q&A: How do I cancel my provider licence?
- Things you can’t ask when hiring