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Recruitment And Labour Hire Agreements

We provide labour hire agreement terms and legal guidance to host employers, labour hire employers and recruitment agencies across Australia.

Our labour hire lawyers help companies to draft, review and negotiate labour hire agreements and get the best workplace legal advice. Recruitment agencies rely on Prosper Law to provide business-friendly legal expertise.

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Our Recruitment and Labour Hire Law Services

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Labour hire agreement template and contracts

Our legal team have worked with labour hire agencies across Australia to develop labour hire agreement templates. Our experienced team review, draft and negotiate labour hire terms.

We understand that margins are often slim and require contracts that allow for costs to be passed to a host employer. For instance, increases in Award rates, superannuation or workers’ compensation premiums.


Workplace Legal Advice

Our agency clients benefit from responsive and affordable legal services. Legal advisory services include Modern Award interpretation, employee disciplinary issues, solicitation of employees and other legal issues.

Our clients take comfort knowing they can contact us for urgent help and rely on us for fast legal assistance.

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Recruitment agency legal services

We work with recruitment agencies to develop terms and conditions, enforce legal terms and manage disputes. It is important for recruiters to have a comprehensive privacy policy and understand their obligations regarding the collection, use and storage of personal information.

Our solicitors also provide guidance on replacement guarantees, hiring practices and how the Australian Consumer Law and other laws apply to recruitment practices.


Managing Workplace Disputes

Our workplace legal team help companies manage disputes.

From employee claims to client disputes, our lawyers know how to resolve issues. We are dedicated to getting the best outcomes for our clients.

We provide workplace legal representation for labour hire firms and recruitment agencies.

Why choose Prosper Law for your about hire arrangements?

Fixed fee employment law solutions

A labour hire agreement should be a cost-effective way to manage risks. We provide legal services for fixed fees so you have certainty about how much your legal matter will cost upfront.

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Experienced lawyers with industry experience

Our team has worked with host employers and various labour hire agency firms. No matter which industry workers are engaged in, our experience working in the labour hire industry puts us ahead of the curve. We understand how to manage a tight labour market, high recruitment costs and important industry trends in labour hire agreement terms.

Our employment lawyers identify legal and commercial risks in labour hire contracts and recommend and negotiate amendments. We are the go-to legal resource for contract law advice in Australia.

What our clients say

Deborah Lawrie
Deborah Lawrie
Brooke Ferris at Prosper Law has helped me navigate copy write issues and a Life Rights agreement. Brooke is thorough, fast, efficient and knowledgable and has a no fuss down to earth approach. I am very grateful for her help.
Prosper Law were so easy and quick to communicate with. Employment Lawyer, Krystal, was incredibly helpful. We were on a tight schedule and she made it happen quickly and efficiently, meanwhile answering any and all our questions we had regarding the contract. Highly recommend!!
Miguel Diaz
Miguel Diaz
Parkinson’s Queensland engaged Prosper Law to assist with a contract review. Their contract lawyer was fast, approachable and provided excellent customer service. Highly recommend Prosper Law if you are looking for a well-rounded contract lawyer or need help with contract reviews.
Elizabeth Roughan
Elizabeth Roughan
First timer to this online service but loved it. Quick, efficient and online so no dressing up to go into the city! Have already referred a business partner. Will continue to get advise on contracts from them moving forward.
Merzi Mody
Merzi Mody
Unfortunately (despite all the positive reviews) our experience with Prosper was extremely disappointing and I have fed this back to the firm. We had one of our lead-in consults with an Associate Lawyer at Prosper on Tue 21.11.23 (15mins) and in LESS THAN 2 days we accepted Prosper's contract/terms, only to be told "we do not have the capacity to take on this matter". We were instead told, "you can use the “Find A Solicitor” function on the Queensland Law Society website to find a lawyer”. During this period there had been no change to the content/scenario regarding the matter whatsoever. It made the whole interaction with Prosper frustrating and unrewarding for us personally.
Holly Teague
Holly Teague
Big Thank you to Krystal and Prosper Law for expediting my employment contract and getting it back to me within 48 hours. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an employment lawyer.
Larissa Rogers
Larissa Rogers
I came across Prosper Law while searching for an Employment Lawyer for a recent dispute. I had the pleasure of working with both Krystal and Farrah and I am extremely grateful for their attention to detail and guidance throughout my matter.
Yatin Kulkarni
Yatin Kulkarni
Absolutely fantastic work by Carlyn Sicat and Farrah Motley by turning around the review of my Contract within 24 hours. Crystal clear recommendations and therefore didn't need any follow up. Highly recommended recommend them if you need an employment lawyer!
Connor Summers
Connor Summers
Our business needed urgent legal advice for several employment law matters. Prosper Law’s employment contract lawyers were quick to respond, offered a fixed fee price for their legal services and were able to achieve a great result for our business. For any employers looking for a quality employment law firm, we highly recommend the team at Prosper Law.
Jane Gentle
Jane Gentle
If you are looking to hire a legal counsel on retainer, I highly recommend the Prosper Law legal team. Having engaged with Prosper at work over the past 5 months, I have found them to be great in-house lawyers and who know their stuff when it comes to contract reviews, employment law advice and marketing and consumer law… and they’re reasonably priced

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Labour Law FAQs

What is a labour hire agreement?

A labour hire agreement is a contract between an employer who on-hires workers to a host employer. A labour hire arrangement requires licensing, insurance and well-drafted contract terms.

What terms should I include in a labour hire agreement?

A labour hire agreement should include a number of clauses which may vary depending on the arrangement. For example, prohibiting a host firm from directly engaging workers, insurance obligations, limits on the day-to-day direction and control of workers and limitations of liability.

It is also important to deal with commercial matters to meet the business needs of both parties. For the labour hire agency it is important to have access to the workplace, pass on increases to pay and protect worker safety. Host firms should ensure that a labour hire business engages qualified and licensed workers and adheres to employment laws.

Does a host employer need to have insurance for labour hire workers?

A host employer will need to have appropriate insurance in place in case a worker is injured or if goods or services are defective. Insurance is one of the best ways to protect your business.

Does a labour hire company need public liability insurance?

A host employer and agency should both have third party liability insurance. In some States and Territories, it is a legal requirement. Even where it is not mandated by law, many companies will require it as part of their vendor acceptance process and in their contract terms.

Does a labour hire agreement need to be in writing?

A labour hire agreement should be in writing so that:

  • both parties can refer to a record of their agreement
  • there is a single document to refer back to in case of a dispute
  • important issues can be appropriately dealt with in the contract
What are my work health and safety obligations?

All employers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) have a duty to ensure the health and safety of workers while they are at work. This involves complying with health and safety legislation, identifying potential risks in the workplace and taking steps to minimise those risks.

Does a labour hire agency differ from other employers?

Yes, an agency may hire employees for a specific task or period of time. Generally, an agency will pay an employee’s wages and salary, but a host employer will manage the day-to-day direction and control.

Should I agree to liquidated damages in an agreement to provide staff?

Our workplace lawyers do not recommend agreeing to a liquidated damages clause. There are many things that are outside of the control of the hiring party that can impact the availability of candidates. An employee can resign at any time or there might be a shortage of employees in a particular occupation. Liquidated damages should be reserved for things that are fully within the control of a party.

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