The State Government are reminding Queensland hotels to be aware of their obligations under the Act when engaging Labour hire businesses at their venues.
Labour hire is defined broadly to mean supplying a worker to another person to do work, regardless of how the activity is described. Generally, providing security guards as crowd controllers to work in licensed premises including in hotels, events, and other venues meets the definition of labour hire under the Act. This means that hotels are required to ensure that they only engage businesses holding a Queensland labour hire licence to provide these workers.
Explanatory material about the application of the Act to the security industry can be found on the Queensland Labour Hire Licensing website www.labourhire.qld.gov.au/i-provide-labour-hire/licensing.
Unlicensed labour hire providers and users that enter into an arrangement for labour hire services with an unlicensed labour hire provider can be liable for penalties of up to $400,350 under the Act.