Queensland will establish a mandatory labour hire licensing scheme from 16 April 2018, to protect labour hire workers and safeguard labour hire providers that are ethical and responsible. read more... about Regulation of the labour hire industry in Queensland
With accident insurance policies coming up for renewal from 1 July employers will be looking for simple ways to take the guesswork out of declaring their wages. This webinar aims to help employers in the labour hire industry do just that by providing essential information you need to help you accurately declare your wages. read more... about Declaring wages in the labour hire industry
WorkCover Queensland is partnering with recruitment firm Programmed, and legal firm Kaden Boriss, to deliver a webinar aimed at helping you understand the benefits of good return to work strategies, and how to implement these in your organisation. read more... about Labour hire webinar - how meaningful and sustainable return to work can improve claim outcomes
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Labour hire and placement services
A labour hire agency is responsible for providing temporary staff to employers. Employees are paid by the labour hire agency for the work they conduct at the client's site. Labour hire companies refer to these clients as the host employer.
Some labour hire companies will specialise in a particular type of worker and some entities will supply various types of workers across various industries.
Labour hire arrangements are common in the manufacturing and construction industries but can also be found in a wide range of sectors.
In contrast, recruitment and placement agencies provide personnel search, selection, referral and placement services, to fill permanent work positions in other companies.
Laws and compliance
- Labour hire agencies: Managing the safety of on-hired workers (PDF, 282.59 KB)
- Host employers: Managing the safety of labour hire workers (PDF, 254.07 KB)
- Last updated
- 31 October 2016
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