Date: 7 Aug 2018
The Andrews Labor Government today released draft regulations to support the new Labour Hire Scheme that will protect the wages and conditions of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers.
Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins called on those involved in the labour hire industry to provide their feedback on the draft regulations, which are now open for consultation.
The proposed regulations focus on workers at the highest risk, including horticulture, the meat industry and cleaning.
The draft regulations also propose license fees, infringement offences and penalties, with secondments and work placements to be excluded from the scheme.
The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 passed the Victorian Parliament in June, protecting labour hire workers from being underpaid and exploited by labour hire businesses and hosts.