Late applications for a labour hire license under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) - extension until 31 December 2019.
The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) (LHL Act) came into effect on 1 November 2019.
Key requirements of the LHL Act are that;
A labour hire provider (Provider) must not provide labour hire services unless they hold a labour hire license (License) from the Labour Hire Authority (Authority); and
A labour hire host (Host) may only use Providers that hold a License.
As you may be aware, the transition period for licence application ended on 30 October 2019. However, the Authority has recently announced that where a Provider submits a completed application for a License with the Authority before midnight on 31 December 2019 and there is no evidence of non-compliance, until that application is determined the Authority will not take any action against that Provider for providing labour hire services without a License, or against any Host who enters into arrangements with such a Provider.
If you are a Provider and haven’t already lodged your application for a License, it is very important that you urgently lodge your completed application with the Authority before this deadline without delay.
Our Commercial Team at RNG Lawyers are happy to provide you with advice on whether you are a likely to be a Provider or a Host under the LHL Act, and therefore on whether the licensing provisions of the LHL Act apply to you. Please feel free to contact us if you require such assistance.
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