Which system of employment law applies to you?

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Two systems of employment law operate for the private sector in Western Australia, the state industrial relations system and the national fair work system.

Working out which system covers an employer and its employees is the first step in understanding and complying with employment rights and obligations and this depends on the employer’s business structure.

The Guide to who is in the WA state system page on the Wageline website explains:

  • which types of businesses or organisations and their employees are in each system;
  • how to work out whether a particular employer is covered by the state or national system; and
  • based on which system you are in, where to get the right employment information.

You can also watch the Which system of employment laws applies? explainer video on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page.

Labour Relations
Department News
13 Nov 2023

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