Businesses using labour supply

If you use workers who are not directly engaged by your business e.g. labour hire or contract labour, you must ensure you have undertaken due diligence to make sure these businesses are adequately registered for work injury insurance. If you do not, you could find yourself liable for the underpaid premiums and hefty fines.

A labour hire arrangement is one where a labour hire business or agency provides labour (workers) to you, the host employer. The labour hire business is ultimately the employer and responsible for the worker’s remuneration and therefore their work injury insurance.

You will be required to provide the name/s of the labour supply businesses you have used, their ABN and the total contract amount paid to each business during the previous financial year when completing your reconciliation statement.

Where can I find out more?

Labour hire can be a complex subject, so we have prepared some questions and answers for host employers and labour hire businesses to answer commonly asked questions.

Employer lookup

To check if the business you have engaged is registered with ReturnToWorkSA, use our employer lookup tool.

The information you provide assists us in targeting those labour hire businesses which are not doing the right thing. If you are having difficulties finding a match, email premium@rtwsa.com or call us on 13 18 55.