A new social media campaign to educate employers and employees in Western Australia has been launched by Wageline at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
The Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia recommended a social media campaign in order to raise the level of employer and employee awareness of employment rights and obligations and the pathways available for pursuing an underpayment.
Wageline’s initial launch of a Facebook page will be followed by a Twitter and Instagram presence.
Followers can expect information and updates on state employment laws, including minimum pay rates, public holidays, long service leave, wage theft and changes to WA award wages and conditions.
Private Sector Labour Relations Executive Director Lorraine Field said that the launch of the Wageline Facebook page was an essential step in increasing awareness of employment rights and obligations in Western Australia.
“Employment obligations can be complex to understand, putting employers at risk of legal action and employees at risk of underpayment.
“Through this campaign, we are giving employers every opportunity to access information, resources and assistance. Compliance with employment laws is not optional.”
The Wageline Facebook page is available at www.facebook.com/WagelineWA.
Information on employer obligations under state employment laws is available at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/wageline or by calling Wageline on 1300 655 266.
The WA Government wage theft website at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au assists Western Australia workers with how to seek help with resolving an underpayment issue or report wage theft anonymously.
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