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Cafes and restaurants

State wide audit campaign highlights employment obligations.

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Employment in beauty salons

Beauty salon staff must be paid at least the minimum rate of pay.

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Family and domestic violence

Paid leave and workplace support for employees.

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Labour Relations

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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...

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 ...

Wageline to shine a light on businesses in the beauty...

The Private Sector Labour Relations Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is currently undertaking a campaign to promote...

WA award and minimum wage from 1 July 2019

The State minimum wage for award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards increase effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2019. In June...

Location Allowance 2019

Many WA awards require employers to pay an employee working in certain regional towns a location allowance to compensate for the additional cost of living,...

State Wage Case 2019 newsflash

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay...

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