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Over $300,000 recovered for WA workers in six months

Industrial inspectors from Private Sector Labour Relations recovered a total of $344,537 in unpaid wages and entitlements in the second half of 2019. ...

Australia Day public holiday entitlements

The public holiday for Australia Day in 2020 is Monday 27 January, not Sunday 26 January.    Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972, in Western...

South West business owner fined for denying backpacker...

A South West business owner has been fined for not paying wages and ordered to pay unpaid wages to a young overseas worker for work done as part of the...

Deductions from pay

Each year Wageline receives many calls from employers and employees regarding deductions from pay. In the WA state industrial relations system, it is...

New publications help employers meet record keeping...

Wageline has just launched two new publications to help state system employers keep correct employment records. The two publications – one for employers...

Wageline will be closed Wednesday 25 December 2019 to...

The Wageline contact centre will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020, and will reopen at 8:30am on Thursday 2 January 2020....

Employment of children in the school holidays

The school holidays are just starting and many children will be keen to earn some extra money by getting a job for the summer break. Employers, parents and...

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 is just around the corner – know your obligations

It is  that time of the year where people are getting their last minute Christmas shopping done and many businesses are preparing to wind down for the...

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...

Labour Relations Public Holidays in WA
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