Proactive compliance campaigns

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The Private Sector Labour Relations Division undertakes regular proactive compliance campaigns to ensure compliance with state employment laws. Information is provided here on current and recent campaigns.

 

Horse riding schools and equestrian centres - Awareness raising campaign and compliance audit 2018 

The Children and Community Services Act 2004 (CCS Act) prohibits children under 15 working in horse riding schools and equestrian centres.  These child employment laws apply to all Western Australian employers. 

In September 2018, the Private Sector Labour Relations Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety commenced a campaign to promote compliance by horse riding schools and equestrian centre businesses with the child employment laws. Private Sector Labour Relations is responsible for ensuring all businesses in Western Australia comply with the legal requirements regarding when children can work. 

Following the education component of the campaign in September 2018, selected businesses have been audited by industrial inspectors from Private Sector Labour Relations to ensure that children are not being employed or otherwise engaged in breach of the CCS Act. 

More information on the CCS Act and the campaign is on the Employment of children laws in WA - horse riding schools and equestrian centres page.

Nail salons in the state industrial relations system - Awareness raising campaign November 2018 

Private Sector Labour Relations Division industrial inspectors have recently conducted a proactive compliance campaign focused on small businesses in the nail and beauty industry. Private Sector Labour Relations Division have extended the proactive compliance campaign, with a focus on nail salon businesses.  All state system nail salon businesses should have received a letter and information brochure as part of the education component of the campaign, and selected businesses are now being audited by industrial inspectors from Private Sector Labour Relations to ensure that employees are receiving their correct pay rates entitlements, and business owners are maintaining correct employment records. 

More information on the nail salons campaign on the Employment obligations in nail salons page.

Employment of children in takeaway food businesses – awareness raising campaign and compliance audit April 2019

Laws restrict when children under 15 can work in takeaway food businesses, and a proactive campaign to improve compliance with these laws commenced in April 2019. 

As part of the education stage of this campaign, Wageline provided takeaway food businesses across Western Australia with information about their obligations for employing children.  This included the information brochure titled Laws restrict when children under 15 can work in takeaway food businesses.

Following the education component of the campaign, the campaign involves selected businesses being audited by industrial inspectors from Private Sector Labour Relations to ensure that children are not being employed or otherwise engaged in breach of the Children and Community Services Act.

More information about employment of children in takeaway food businesses is available on the Employment of children laws in WA – shop, restaurant, fast food or takeaway food business page.

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