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Easter 2020 public holiday employment entitlements

The Western Australian public holidays for the 2020 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 10 April Easter Monday – Monday 13 April If you are covered by...

Labour Day public holiday entitlements

The public holiday for Labour Day in 2020 is Monday 2 March.    Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972, in Western Australia the Labour Day public...

Novel coronavirus and absence from work

Background   1. The State Government is monitoring the situation in relation to novel coronavirus and responding accordingly. 2. The current response...

Reporting wage theft in WA

Western Australian workers can visit the wage theft website at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au for assistance with how to: seek help with resolving an underpayment...

Nail salons audit finds widespread underpayment

One in four nail salons were found to be non-compliant with state employment laws in a proactive compliance audit undertaken by industrial inspectors at...

Evaluation report - Employment obligations in nail salons...

In late 2018 the Private Sector Labour Relations (PSLR) division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety commenced a proactive compliance...

Anzac Day public holiday employment entitlements

Under the Western Australia Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972, Anzac Day takes place on 25 April, but when that day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the next...

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...

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