RPR Trades are pleased to advise of the submission of our application for a QLD Labour Hire Licence. On April 16th, the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 came into effect. This Act establishes a mandatory licensing scheme for all labour hire companies operating in QLD. The Act allows 60 days from April 16th for labour hire companies to apply for a license and requires a company meet standards in regards to being a fit and proper person to supply labour hire, financial viability and compliance with relevant laws.
It is the responsibility of the labour hire users to ensure they are using a licensed labour hire supplier, or in the case until June 15th, that they are using a labour hire provider who has applied to a labour hire license. The fine for doing business with a company who does not comply is $378,450 for a Corporation or $130,439 for an Individual. Companies using labour hire providers are also required to allow access to inspectors to conduct audits or investigate complaints.
Moving forward, a search of the Office Of Industrial Relations site will provide a list of licensed operators. In the next 60 days, the pending applications register will allow labour hire users to ensure their labour hire provider has met their obligations by putting in an application.
If you are interested in knowing more about the labour hire licensing visit the Labour hire Licensing Queensland website.