The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 has commenced in Queensland, requiring all businesses in the labour hire industry to obtain a licence to continue operating legally.

As part of the mandatory licensing scheme, labour hire businesses are required to meet specific reporting obligations. Failure to report within the specified timeframe could result in a fine, licence suspension or cancellation.

The foundU Platform will support businesses in preparing reports with the appropriate information. The information that must be reported includes the following:

  • Business ABN.
  • Personal and contact details of licensee and licensee business.
  • The number of workers supplied by the licensee to 3rd
  • The number of workers holding identified visas (including those holding working holiday, temporary work or student visas), and their countries of origin.
  • Any arrangements between the licensee and the supplied workers (such as the type of work, pay arrangements and entitlements).
  • Industries that the workers are supplied to.
  • Location of work and accommodation details.
  • Details of services (and any relevant fees) providers to workers.
  • The licensee’s compliance with laws relating to fitness and propriety, labour hire providers obligations, and safety and workers’ compensation.
  • The number of notifiable incidents under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the number of applications for compensation.

The above information must be reported every six months. The first reporting period will begin on the date the licence is granted or renewed. After the first six months, the second reporting period will begin immediately after the first has ended. Reports must be submitted within 28 days of the end of each reporting period.

foundU will assist businesses in generating the above information, so that all obligations are met when reporting to the OIR.

For more information on the Queensland Government’s licensing scheme, visit https://www.labourhire.qld.gov.au/i-provide-labour-hire/licensing.