Welcome to the July 2023 edition of LHA News.
Last week, LHA commenced legal action in the Supreme Court of Victoria against a company and its director, alleging they engaged unlicensed labour hire providers.
With strengthened legal, compliance and intelligence capabilities, LHA now has more investigations and compliance actions underway than ever before, and there are further prosecutions in train.
It’s an important way we’re delivering on our mission to make the labour hire industry fairer – for Victorian workers, and for providers and host businesses that do the right thing.
In this edition, we highlight some ways you can play your part – understand your obligations, use licensed providers, keep your licence details up to date, and come along to an LHA information session. And of course, if you have evidence that a provider is doing the wrong thing, let us know.
The start of the new financial year provides a good prompt to do a health-check on your labour hire licence. Log into the LHLO Portal, make sure your business details are up to date, and get any outstanding housekeeping in order.
I hope you enjoy this edition.
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner
In this edition
- Legal action commenced for alleged subcontracting to unlicensed providers
- Provider pays workers and exits industry after LHA investigation
- Protect your business – make sure your labour hire provider is licensed
- Recent increases to minimum award wages and the national minimum wage
- New year, new you? Update your licence details
- Engaging with providers, hosts and stakeholders – 2023 so far
Licensing overview: June 2023
- 132 licence applications submitted
- 49 licences granted
- 167 licence renewals granted
- 38 licences refused or cancelled