On 20 October 2021, the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) was introduced into State Parliament.
The Bill seeks to make Easter Sunday a public holiday, extend coverage of minimum employment conditions to domestic workers employed directly by household employers, increase protection for vulnerable workers and tackle wage theft.
The Bill is currently being considered by State Parliament and the proposed changes to state employment law will not come into effect until the Bill is passed by Parliament and proclaimed to come into operation.
Amendments are proposed to the Industrial Relations Act 1979, the Long Service Leave Act 1958, the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 and the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972.
Visit the Industrial relations reform in Western Australia page for information on the key reforms in the Bill.