LEGAL ALERT: Update to SA’s Labour Hire Licensing Scheme
Amendments to the South Australian Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Act) came into effect on 20 July 2020.
The Labour Hire Licensing Scheme previously applied to all industries, however the recent amendments narrow the licensing scheme’s previous scope to high risk industries, where workers are vulnerable to exploitation.
Labour hire providers providing workers to undertake the following are now required to hold a licence:
- Horticulture processing
- Meat processing
- Seafood processing
- Trolley collection
Consumer and Business Services (CBS) is contacting current licence holders and applicants about these changes and providing details about how businesses can notify CBS if a licence is no longer required.
Further information is available on the CBS website: https://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/campaigns/labour-hire-laws
A copy of the Act is available via the following link: https://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/LABOUR%20HIRE%20LICENSING%20ACT%202017/CURRENT/2017.68.AUTH.PDF