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The entitlement to two weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave has been extended for private sector state system employees. The unpaid pandemic leave provisions were implemented through the COVID-19 General Order issued by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission on 25 March 2022. The General Order now applies until 31 January 2023, unless extended. The COVID-19 General Order applies to...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Sep 2022
Monday, 26 September 2022 is a public holiday in Western Australia. This public holiday, previously known as the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, is now known as the King’s Birthday public holiday. Wageline has published public holiday information for state system employers and employees on the King's Birthday 2022 public holiday page. This page provides specific information on entitlements for:...
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Sep 2022
On the National Day of Mourning on Thursday, 22 September 2022 a special public holiday will be held in Western Australia. Wageline has published information on employment entitlements for state system employees on the National Day of Mourning public holiday page. Employers and employees covered by national fair work industrial relations system, including employees covered by national modern...
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Sep 2022
It is nearly time for the Perth Royal Show, and Wageline is giving a timely reminder to all business owners, parents and young workers about children working at the Royal Show. There are restrictions on the ages children can work in Western Australia, and these laws apply to all workplaces including retail outlets, mobile food vans, and amusement rides at the Royal Show. Business owners and...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Sep 2022
In the 2021/22 financial year, Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors recovered $797,977 in unpaid wages and leave entitlements for employees covered by state employment laws. A total of 216 complaints lodged with Private Sector Labour Relations resulted in $514,693 being recovered for employees, with a further $197,367 recovered through ongoing proactive compliance campaigns in...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Jul 2022
On 23 June 2022, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022. The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) has increased by $40.90 per week to $887.40 per week. WA award rates of pay have increased with award rates below $887.40 increasing by $40.90...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Jul 2022
Wageline now has available the 1July 2022 versions of its WA award summaries which include the new rates of pay that will apply from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022, and has published the new state minimum rates of pay for award free employees. Visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/awardsummaries for the July 2022 award summaries Visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/minimumpayrates for the new minimum...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 Jun 2022
Employers should start the new financial year right by making sure they are keeping the correct employment records. Additional record keeping obligations and pay slip requirements for state system employers commenced on 20 June 2022 Visit the Employment records – employment obligations page for details on record keeping requirements
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Jun 2022
A minimum entitlement to five days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave has been introduced for all employees in the state industrial relations system. An employee is able to take unpaid family and domestic violence leave if: the employee is experiencing family and domestic violence; and the employee needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence; and it...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jun 2022
It is now compulsory for all employers in state industrial relations system to provide their employees with pay slips containing specific information. The new pay slip requirements commenced on 20 June 2022, along with expanded employment record keeping obligations for employers. Employers now face significant penalties for not providing a pay slip, or providing a pay slip that is false or...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Jun 2022
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022. The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) will increase by $40.90 per week to $819.90 per week. State award rates of pay will also increase, with award rates below $887.40 increasing by $40.90...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Jun 2022
The WA Long Service Leave Act applies to many state and national system employers and employees in Western Australia. On 20 June 2022, a number of important changes to the Long Service Leave Act commenced. Key changes include: Modernisation of the types of paid and unpaid absences that count towards long service leave accrual; Provision for greater flexibility in how long service leave is taken;...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Jun 2022
Earlier this week, 20 June 2022, changes to state employment laws commenced and new employer obligations and employee entitlements were introduced. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, has been updated to reflect the changes and incorporate new...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Jun 2022
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when employed in certain regional towns. Location allowances have just been increased by the 2022 Location Allowance General Order, and new rates take effect from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022. The new rates for each town and a list of the relevant WA awards are available on the Location Allowance for employees in...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Jun 2022
Today, 20 June 2022, the changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 have commenced. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, has been updated to incorporate the changes to state employment law...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Jun 2022
Do you employ someone to provide domestic services in a private home? From today, 20 June 2022, employment obligations for household employers are changing. Domestic services include caring for a child, a person with a disability or an elderly person, as well as cleaning and help with other household tasks. People who self-manage NDIS funding and directly employ their own support staff are likely...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Jun 2022
The changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 will commence on Monday 20 June 2022. Visit the Changes to state employment laws page for information on the changes, including fact sheets on key topics. The content of the Wageline website, including the WA award summaries, will shortly be updated to incorporate the changes to state...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Jun 2022
This year’s State Wage Case, in which the WA Industrial Relations Commission considers increases to the state minimum wage and WA award pay rates, is currently in progress. You can subscribe to Wageline News or follow Wageline on social media and we will let you know when the State Wage Case decision is issued by the WA Industrial Relations Commission later in June.
Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jun 2022
The June edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Jun 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Western Australia Day public holiday on Monday 6 June 2022. The Western Australia Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees, Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award, Restaurant,...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 May 2022
The Western Australia Day public holiday is on Monday 6 June 2022. The Western Australia Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees; Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award; Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award; and Hairdressers Award . For information on other WA awards, check the WA award...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 May 2022
The 2022 regional public holiday dates have been published on the Regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday page. Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on specific dates, usually to coincide with a significant date or event for that area. In all other areas of Western Australia, this year’s Queen’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 26 September 2022.
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Apr 2022
Easter is almost here, so now is a good time for state system employers and employees to check public holiday entitlements for the Easter period. Easter Sunday is now a public holiday in WA, and the public holidays for the 2022 Easter period are: Good Friday – 15 April Easter Sunday – 17 April Easter Monday – 18 April The Easter 2022 public holiday entitlements page provides information on...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 Apr 2022
An entitlement to two weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave has been re-introduced for private sector state system employees. The unpaid pandemic leave provisions were implemented through the COVID-19 General Order issued by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission on 25 March 2022. The General Order applies until 30 September 2022, unless extended. The COVID-19 General Order applies to...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Mar 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday on Monday, 25 April 2022. The Anzac Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Mar 2022

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