Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018

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Troubleshooters Available is a proud and longstanding player in the construction industry. Having been in operation for almost 45 years, we have always abided by the statutory and legislative requirements which regulate our operations, most of which relate to taxation, industrial relations, superannuation and occupational health & safety.

In September 2015 an inquiry into the labour hire industry was announced to investigate the practices of labour hire companies and the abuse of visas to avoid workplace laws and undermine minimum employment standards.

The outcome of the inquiry was the enactment of the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) in June 2018. Labour hire providers across all industries will require a license to operate and will have to pass a “fit & proper” person test. These requirements are not yet in force, nor has there been an announcement about the commencement date for these obligations however it is expected to be sometime early/mid 2019 with a transition period of six months.

Troubleshooters Available wishes to provide an assurance to all its clients, past, present and future, that we have commenced in house preparations to ensure that the transition to the new system is seamless and without disruption to our services. We will communicate our progress through the new requirements to our clients and are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

It’s business as usual for us and we will continue to support the industry and our clients as we have done since 1974. We look forward to assisting you with your construction personnel in the lead up to Christmas and for many years to come.