Previously we’ve discussed the importance of working with Registered Labour Hire companies.
To emphasise our point, Queensland has just seen its first conviction for entering into an arrangement with an unlicensed labour hire company.
You’re at risk if you engage with an unregistered Labour supplier.
Recently a Caboolture operator was convicted for operating without a licence. They were fined a lofty $75,000 and its owner fined $25,000 or 180 days imprisonment, in the landmark prosecution against unlicensed, rouge operators.
You’re not protected as a client of an unregistered Labour Hire Company.
The Client was also deemed guilty for working with an unlicensed company and fined $50,000.
Although the offending Labour Hire company knew that it needed to be registered, they had not applied for a licence. They were warned in writing but chose to flout the law and continued to send workers to their client for work on a strawberry farm in Beerwah.
As a user of Labour Hire, it’s imperative that you confirm the status of the company that you work with or you’re putting yourself at risk.
A company’s status can change – Since the new laws came into force last year, 38 licences have been cancelled, 18 licence applications refused, 164 licences suspended, 135 licence applications withdrawn, and 14 licences granted with conditions.
Labour solutions is a Licenced Labour Hire Provider in Queensland and have pending applications in Victoria and South Australia.
In addition, we are StaffSure Accredited – StaffSure is a certification scheme which makes it simple for business, government and workers to find and partner with reputable Workforce Service Providers.