The B Series Group of Recruitment Consultancies incorporating Barclay Recruitment and Ballantyne Recruitment have today been granted one of the very first Labour Hire Licences under the new Queensland Labour Hire Licencing Act 2017.
What does this mean?
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.
All labour hire providers operating in Queensland need to be licensed under the scheme. This includes labour hire providers based interstate or overseas who supply workers in Queensland.
Licence holders are required to meet certain standards, including:
- being a fit and proper person to supply labour
- being financially viable
- complying with relevant laws.
Users of labour hire must only engage licensed providers. The scheme helps users of labour hire and workers find a licensed labour hire provider through a register. There are strong penalties for operating without a licence and for using an unlicensed provider.
How does this impact our existing clients?
Other than the peace of mind that they’re dealing with a compliant licenced contracting service provider, it doesn’t. We will continue to provide all clients and contractors with the same professional service we have for the past 15+ years.