Workers are generally people employed and paid for by loan agencies and delivered to host facilities such as foster care facilities, meat processing establishments, meat processing plants, poultry processing plants, factories, businesses and offices in full-time, part-time or casual enterprises. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide decision-making principles and practical guidelines that help public bodies make decisions about the adequacy of labour use. Employment agencies are people such as businesses, farms or other organizations that use the services of employment agencies to obtain labour for their business. Funders include businesses, farms or other organizations that use the services of employment agencies to obtain labour for their business. The system requires hosts to use only licensed interim service providers to provide labour. For this reason, hosts are encouraged to check the public register of licensed suppliers before confirming their commitment. The use of labour in the VPS should be limited to the following circumstances: 1. The agency or the public body and the supplier are jointly responsible for the safety and security of hiring staff. The designated branch manager is required to provide an adequate level of oversight and diligence tailored to the role and work environment. Companies offering employment agencies must now have work rental licences under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic Act) 1. This article examines the impact of these new laws on parties in a supply chain where the supply or supply includes the supply of labour.
The context is that the new laws stem from the Victorian government`s investigation into the labour leasing industry in Victoria, which was commissioned in 2015 (survey)2. The survey looked at the practices of employment agencies that focused on seemingly precarious placements, job insecurity and the misuse of visas, which avoid protection in the workplace. The investigation revealed important evidence of the exploitation of workers in the employment agency industry. Many of the recommendations came from the survey, one of which was the introduction of a worker admission system in Victoria. All suppliers of workers who work without a licence will be subject to significant penalties, including fines of more than $500,000 for businesses. Similarly, similar fines must be imposed on companies or organizations that operate an unauthorized loan provider.