On 15 January 2019 the new Secure Local Jobs Code (the Code) will come into effect in the ACT. The Code will replace the current Industrial Relations and Employment (IRE) Certificate.

Updated requirements

Previously, construction industry members required an IRE Certificate before they could apply for, and be awarded ACT Government work. However, the new Code Certificate will apply to cleaning, security and traffic management service providers as well as the construction industry.
In order for businesses to apply for ACT Government work, they will need to apply for and obtain a Code Certificate. In order to get that certificate, businesses will be required to engage an approved auditor to assess whether they meet the requirements to obtain a certificate.
Businesses will need to provide their auditor with information relating to insurance, tax, superannuation, work health and safety, collective bargaining and payment of wages.

How can Snedden Hall & Gallop help?

Snedden Hall & Gallop lawyers, Caitlin Meers and Emily Shoemark, are authorised auditors under the Secure Local Jobs Code and can assist you in obtaining your Code Certificate. Please contact our Business Law team by email or on 02 6285 8000 for prompt assistance and advice.