Obligations of providers, agents and hosts - labour hire
Labour hire providers
Labour hire providers must provide the host with:
- their labour hire licence number
- their name and contact details
- the name and contact details of the responsible person for the licence.
Labour hire providers must provide each worker with:
- Labour Hire Worker Information Notice - this must be provided each time a worker is supplied to a host (this notice will be available in the coming days)
- a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS).
Agents and intermediaries
Agent and intermediaries who source workers from a labour hire provider and then provide the workers to a host, must provide the host with the labour hire provider's:
- licence number
- name and contact details
- name and contact details of the responsible person for the licence.
Agents or intermediaries who are involved in the arrangement must ensure this information is passed along the chain to all parties involved, so that the host ultimately receives this information.
When a business (the host) requests another business to supply them with workers, the host must ensure that:
the other business holds a current labour hire licence. Penalties apply to the host if they use an unlicensed labour hire provider.
In the event that the host requests an agent or intermediary to provide them with workers, the host should expect the agent or intermediary to provide them with the details, and licence number, of the labour hire provider which the workers were sourced from.
Significant penalties apply if you:
- provide labour hire services without being licensed
- use an unlicensed labour hire provider.
Penalties also apply if:
- a labour hire provider does not provide their licence particulars to a host or agent (whichever is applicable)
- an agent or intermediary does not pass on the licence particulars of the labour hire provider they have sourced the worker from, to another agent or intermediary or to the host (whichever is applicable).
Providers, agents (intermediaries) and hosts can be fined if these obligations are not met.