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Labour Hire Licensing Scheme transition period ended on 30 October 2019: Large penalties for ‘providing’ or ‘using’ unlicensed labour hire.

29 November 2019

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Act) establishes a licensing scheme to regulate labour hire providers and labour hire users in Victoria.

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Labour Hire Licensing Scheme starts 30 October 2019

22 October 2019

Large penalties for ‘providing’ or ‘using’ unlicensed labour hire in the Transport industry

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Act) establishes a licensing scheme to regulate labour hire providers and labour hire users in Victoria.

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No records? The burden is on employers to disprove. Accurate employment records are crucial!

16 October 2019

A recent Federal Court judgment demonstrates it is more crucial than ever that employers keep accurate records in accordance with the requirements in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FWA) and Fair Work Regulations (Regulations).

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Labour Hire Licensing Scheme starts 30 October 2019: Large penalties for ‘providing’ or ‘using’ unlicensed labour hire

15 August 2019

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Act) establishes a licensing scheme to regulate labour hire providers and labour hire users in Victoria.

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Surveillance in the workplace

23 July 2019

With the ever increasing responsibility on companies and their directors and officers to ensure safety and security in the workplace, as well as to ensure compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), various forms of workplace surveillance are increasingly being used by employers in the transport and logistics industry.

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1 July 2019 – increases to wages and remuneration in the transport sector

01 July 2019

Adjustments to wages and remuneration in the transport industry commence today.

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Schedule of minimum wage increases – transport sector

01 July 2019

The following tables detail the new minimum rates of pay for part-time and full-time employees under various modern awards, applicable to adult employees in the transport industry.

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Preparing for 1 July 2019 – Increases to wages and remuneration

30 May 2019


20 June 2019 – Correction to article in footnote 5


Annual Wage Review Decision

On 30 May 2019, the Fair Work Commission handed down its 2019 Annual Wage Review Decision. The key elements of the decision are:

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Labour Hire Licensing Scheme Commences in Victoria 2019

12 April 2019

Last year the Victorian Government passed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Act). The Act legislates a scheme to regulate labour hire providers and labour hire users in Victoria (Labour Hire Participants). The scheme legislated by the Act will commence operation on 29 April 2019 and labour hire providers are required to have applied for licences under the Act by no later than 29 October 2019.

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Independent Contractors or Employees? An important distinction

21 June 2018

Transport companies often have people working for them, or providing services to them, in a number of different capacities.

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