The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) enacted new legislation in July this year, that changed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017.
If your venue employs the services of a security firm, this new legislation could affect you.
Under the Act, a security firm providing a licensed premises with security staff may be classified as a labour hire company. If that is the case, the security firm must make an application for a labour hire licence, or face a fine. The licensed premises using the security firm can also be liable if no licence is held.
As of 1 July 2018, the penalty for entering into an arrangement with an unlicensed provider is a maximum fine of $1034 for an individual, or $3000 for a corporation.
For more information, please visit www.labourhire.qld.gov.au.