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DGT Licensed Labour Hire Provider

News Article from Tuesday 7th August 2018

DGT is proud to announce our certification as a Licensed Labour Hire provider (Licence No. LHL-01777-X2T6D). This is after a successful application under the new Labour Hire Licensing Act.

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (the Act) commenced on 16 April 2018. The Act establishes a mandatory licensing scheme to protect labour hire workers and support responsible labour hire providers.

Key features of the Act include:

  • labour hire providers must be licensed to operate in Queensland
  • persons who engage labour hire providers to only engage licensed providers
  • labour hire licensees to satisfy a fit and proper person test to establish that they are capable of providing labour hire services in compliance with all relevant laws
  • the labour hire business is financially viable.
  • licensees must provide six monthly reports on labour hire and associated activities including accommodation, and in relation to compliance with relevant laws
  • strong penalties for breach of obligations
  • establishing a labour hire licensing compliance unit with a field services inspectorate with responsibility for awareness, monitoring and enforcement functions.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said;
“Our new Labour Hire Licensing Act and labour hire licensing scheme are regulating a sector that has been left unregulated for too long. Importantly, if a Queensland business needs to hire labour, it must only be through a licensed provider.”

Please visit the labour hire licensing website for more information about the Queensland labour hire licensing scheme.  Or check out more about the licensing scheme here. 

Learn more about DGT's Labour Hire & Temporary Recruitment Services here

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