Protecting your payment rights
Payment protection laws
The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) was introduced in November 2017 as part of wider industry reforms under the Queensland Building Plan.
The BIF Act offers a simplified yet more comprehensive set of payment protection laws to ensure everyone in the building and construction industry get paid “in full, on time, every time”.
There are a number of proactive steps you can take to protect your payment rights including:
- Use written contracts
- Understand the payment terms agreed to in your contract
- Know how to request payment by submitting a payment claim
- Understand how to respond to a request for payment and what is a payment schedule
- Be aware of your options if you don’t get paid or there is a payment dispute.