The Fair Work Ombudsman has published an online guide to help businesses manage their labour contracting and supply chain, with practical steps they can take to minimise their legal or reputational risks.
The FWO says it makes business sense to manage your supply chain and use contractors who do the right thing and follow workplace laws. This helps protect your business against risks such as:
damage to your business brand and reputation
being held legally responsible when your contractor or a subcontractor in your supply chain is not complying with workplace laws. This is known as ‘accessorial liability.’