The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 will commence on 1 March 2018. The new law aims to protect workers from being exploited by providers of labour hire services. Anyone who operates as a labour hire provider in South Australia must be licensed, and it will be unlawful for host employers to use the services of an unlicensed operator.
A transitional period will be provided to allow industry time to be fully compliant. This means that all labour hire providers must be licensed by 1 September 2018. Applications must be lodged well ahead of this date to ensure that providers comply from 1 September.
Applications for a licence will be assessed and processed by Consumer and Business Services. A new online application form will be available from 1 March 2018 and applications can be lodged from this date. Labour hire providers will be taken to be licensed from the date the licence is granted.
The Labour Hire Licensing Regulations 2018 were published last week and come into operation from 1 March 2018. The Regulations prescribe the licensing fees payable by license holders and applicants.
INFORMATION SESSIONS – COMING SOON
SAWIA is actively monitoring developments regarding the licencing of labour hire providers and impact for grape growers and wine industry businesses. Please note that we will issue regular updates and will be running briefing workshops for the wine industry commencing in March/April 2018.
If you are interested in attending a session please indicate this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact: Henrik Wallgren: 8222 9270 or email@example.com or Sarah Hills on 8222 9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org