New Labour hire

From August 31, 2019 labour hire providers (including vineyard contracting providers, picking and pruning gangs) must be licensed under the South Australian Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 when undertaking ‘labour hire services’. 

Providers and clients of ‘labour hire services’ can be subject to a $400,000 penalty and/or 3-year imprisonment when in breach of the South Australian Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017.

A briefing for wine industry employers (wine producers, vineyard owners and wine grape growers) and providers of vineyard contracting services will be held in the Riverland on Thursday, August 8.

The practical briefing has been designed to assist employers better understand their obligations and minimise the risk of penalties. 

Key topics which will be covered include: when a licence is required and licence exemptions; application requirements and costs; what clients of providers need to do; when penalties and imprisonment can be enforced; inspection, reporting and auditing obligations; and an overview of related Fair Work Act 2009 obligations.

Visit the SAWIA website for more information or to register.

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