In 2021, Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors helped employees to recover more than $990,000 in unpaid wages and leave entitlements.
A total of 251 complaints were conciliated and investigated by industrial inspectors which resulted in the recovery of $591,013 for employees.
Other underpayments were recovered through proactive compliance audit campaigns in the café and restaurant sectors ($310,185) and the horticulture industry ($5,868).
Employees who believe they have been underpaid under a WA award, the state minimum conditions of employment or state long service leave laws should visit the Making a complaint about underpayment of wages and entitlements page on the Wageline website or contact Wageline on 1300 655 266 for more information.
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