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Wageline receives calls every week about employees' hours of work. Often employers want to know if there is a limit to how many hours they can require their employee to work. The Hours of work page of the Wageline website provides information about reasonable additional hours of work and the factors employers need to consider when asking their employees to work those extra hours.
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Nov 2016
The Wageline Newsletter December 2016 edition has been published today. This edition launches the new look for the Newsletter and features information on Christmas New Year public holidays and a range of articles featuring common questions employers ask Wageline. Wageline Newsletter is an email service which provides updates on: increases to the state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay other...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Nov 2016
When faced with the loss of a family or household member, one of the first considerations is often how much leave an employee can take and whether they will be paid for their period of absence. The question that is often asked by both employees and employers is whether bereavement leave covers all employees and what relationships and situations are covered. Bereavement leave is a minimum...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Nov 2016
Many WA awards require employers to provide payslips to their employees. It is good business practice to provide a payslip as this may help to avoid confusion and disputes if queries arise. The Payslip requirements page provides further information and provides a payslip template to help employers provide payslips to their employees.
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Nov 2016
Notice of termination is an issue about which both employers and employees regularly contact Wageline. There are minimum notice periods required for full time and part time employees based on how long the employee has been employed and the employee's age. Employers commonly ask if a terminated employee must work for all of their notice period. The employer can choose whether they require notice...
Labour Relations
Department News
09 Nov 2016
Wageline has launched new versions of the popular record keeping templates for state system employers. These six templates are designed to help small business employers meet their legal obligations for time and record keeping and keep accurate employee leave records. A payslip template is also available for providing employees with details on their pay each pay period. A common record keeping...
Labour Relations
Department News
07 Nov 2016
State system employees are entitled to unpaid parental leave under the National Employment Standards (NES) and also additional unpaid parental leave entitlements from the state Minimum Conditions of Employment Act . For further information visit the Parental Leave page . A common question Wageline receives from employers and employees is - "Can an employee take parental leave at the same time as...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Nov 2016
Wageline frequently receives calls from both employees and employers regarding the issue of deductions from pay and when it is lawful for a deduction to occur. Information on this issue is on the Deductions from pay page.
Labour Relations
Alert
27 Oct 2016
A new version of Wageline's Restaurant Tearoom and Catering Workers Award WA Award Summary is now available which contains more detail on pay rates for junior employees. If you have queries about junior rates under this award, please contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Oct 2016
The Wageline Newsletter September 2016 edition has been published today. Wageline Newsletter is an email service which provides updates on: increases to the state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay other changes to key WA awards critical issues employers need to know to comply with state employment laws You can subscribe to the Wageline Newsletter on the Wageline Newsletter page. Wageline's...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Sep 2016
Every year Wageline receives hundreds of calls about the differences in working arrangements between employees and subcontractors. New information has been added to the Employee or Subcontractor page , including a new version of Wageline’s Employee or Subcontractor Checklist which is designed to assist in understanding the key aspects of each type of working arrangement.
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Sep 2016
Wageline has launched new versions of the annual leave, sick leave and long service leave calculation guides used by thousands of our clients. The new guides, which explain and provide examples of how to calculate leave entitlements, are available on the Wageline's Leave Calculation Guides page .
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Aug 2016
On Wednesday 10 August 2016, Wageline will be temporarily unavailable between 10.00am and 10.30am.
Labour Relations
Alert
09 Aug 2016
Wageline is moving on Friday 29 July and we are closing early at 3pm on this day. Wageline will reopen at 9.30am on Monday 1 August ready to take your calls. From Tuesday 2 August, Wageline will have new standard operating hours: Monday: 8.30am- 4.30pm Tuesday 8.30am- 4.30pm Wednesday: 10.00am- 4.30pm Thursday: 8.30am- 4.30pm Friday: 8.30am- 4.30pm
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Jul 2016
Wageline has updated the minimum rates for award-free employees and the pay rates in Wageline’s WA Award Summaries. View the new WA Award Summaries and minimum rates . The new wage rates apply from the first pay period or after 1 July 2016. The state minimum wage for adult award-free employees will increase by $13 to $692.90 per week. Adult pay rates under state awards will also increase by $13...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jun 2016
The WA Industrial Relations Commission today increased the state minimum wage and award wages by $13 per week, effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2016. The state minimum wage for adult award-free employees will increase by $13 to $692.90 per week. Adult pay rates under state awards will also increase by $13. Junior rates will increase proportionately. Wageline will update the...
Labour Relations
Alert
10 Jun 2016
Wageline is currently developing a new look and format for its WA Award Summaries. Wageline’s WA Award Summaries provide employers and employees with a snapshot of pay rates and key employment conditions in the relevant state award, as well as critical information for employers on obligations on other state employment laws such as long service leave and employment of children. From 1 July...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Jun 2016
Monday 6 June 2016 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers in the state industrial relations system can check their public holiday obligations on the Pay rates for public holidays page or contact Wageline for more information.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 May 2016
The regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2016 have now been published - visit the Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday page. In all other areas of WA the Queen’s Birthday public holiday will be held on Monday 26 September 2016.
Labour Relations
Alert
13 Apr 2016
Starting Wednesday 13 April 2016, Wageline will be open from 10am every Wednesday. Wageline’s new operating hours are: Monday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Tuesday 8.30am- 5.00pm Wednesday: 10.00am-5.00pm Thursday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Friday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Employers and employees can continue to call Wageline on 1300 655 266 with queries about: pay rates, leave entitlements and other employment arrangements in...
Labour Relations
Alert
06 Apr 2016
Private sector employers and employees now have access to combined information on employment rights and obligations. From 31 March 2016 the Labour Relations website has changed and what was previously two separate sections - one for private sector employers and one for private sector employees has been combined into a single new section titled Private Sector Employers and Employees . All key...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Mar 2016
The Industrial Magistrates Court has fined the owner of a Fremantle hairdressing salon over $7,000 for underpaying two employees more than $9,000 between 2011 and 2013. Maurizio Raffa, who owned the Amore for Hair salon, was found to have underpaid a junior apprentice hairdresser $7,300.05 and a senior hairdresser $2,025.72. Mr Raffa was fined $5,830 for underpaying the apprentice and a further $...
Labour Relations
Media release
04 Mar 2016
The Western Australian public holidays for the 2016 Easter period are: Good Friday, Friday 24 March 2016 Easter Monday, Monday 28 March 2016 Award covered employees Employers covered by a WA award should check the relevant award for details on public holiday entitlements and payment arrangements. Some WA awards also provide for additional Easter Saturday rates of pay. The most used of these are...
Labour Relations
Alert
03 Mar 2016
The Industrial Magistrates Court has ordered a hairdressing salon owner to back pay a former employee $4230.75 in unpaid long service leave and pay in lieu of notice. In March 2014, Mr Ahmad Hamdan, who operated the N Style Hair Studio in Heathridge, sold his hairdressing business and failed to notify a 57-year-old hairdresser that her employment would not continue with the new owners. At that...
Labour Relations
Media release
22 Feb 2016
The state Electrical Contracting Industry Award has been amended to increase the tool allowance to $16.80 per week for tradespeople (with a proportionate increase for apprentices). Other allowances including meal allowance and the leading hand allowance have also been increased. The changes were effective as of the first pay period on or after 5 November 2015. The most common allowances are...
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Feb 2016

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