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State wide audit campaign highlights employment obligations.

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Inquiry into Wage Theft report released

The Report of the Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia was released by the State Government on 6 December 2019. The Inquiry Report makes a total of...

Industrial inspectors recovered $377,990 in unpaid wages...

Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors helped employees to recover over $377,990 in unpaid entitlements in the 2018–19 financial year. 168...

Christmas – New Year 2019–20 public holiday information

The Christmas/ New Year period is fast approaching and it is important to understand public holiday obligations for the festive season. This season's public...

Employee or subcontractor

It is important to understand the difference between whether a worker is an employee or a subcontractor as different obligations apply. For example, if a...

Keeping employment records is your legal responsibility

All employers covered by the WA state industrial relations system are legally required to keep employment records. The state system covers businesses which...

New website for reporting wage theft in WA

The new wage theft website at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au assists Western Australian workers with how to: seek help with resolving an underpayment issue or...

Taking a claim to the Industrial Magistrates Court

This publication assists employees to independently make a claim to the Industrial Magistrates Court (IMC) for unpaid entitlements under state industrial...

Cafe and restaurant employer audits now on the menu

Café and restaurant business owners will soon start receiving information on employment obligations under a new state-wide education campaign being run by...

Beauty industry employment campaign moves to audit phase

A state-wide education campaign over the last two months has focussed on minimum rates of pay and staff entitlements for workers in beauty salons operating...

Laws restrict when children can work at the Perth Royal...

Western Australia’s employment of children laws in the Children and Community Services Act 2004 apply to all workplaces including temporary workplaces such...

Employment compliance audits for regional cafés and...

DMIRS Industrial Inspectors have visited a number of café and restaurant business owners in the regional areas in recent weeks requesting employment records...

Inspectors recover over $370,000 in unpaid wages and...

Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors have helped employees to recover over $370,000 in unpaid entitlements in the last financial year. Over ...

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