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The Industrial Magistrates Court has ordered a hairdressing salon owner to back pay a former employee $4230.75 in unpaid long service leave and pay in lieu of notice. In March 2014, Mr Ahmad Hamdan, who operated the N Style Hair Studio in Heathridge, sold his hairdressing business and failed to notify a 57-year-old hairdresser that her employment would not continue with the new owners. At that...
Labour Relations
Media release
22 Feb 2016
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer has been fined $7,500 and ordered to pay costs of $1,096 after pleading guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court on 19 February 2016. Glyn David Robinson of Cloverdale had purchased 42 vehicles and sold 21 of them between March 2014 and September 2015 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Robinson sold the vehicles by placing 38...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 116.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that, on Tuesday 23 February 2016, most Puma and BP sites are increasing their ULP prices to 119.9 cpl, an increase of 22 cpl by Puma and 21 cpl by BP. The majority of Caltex Woolworths sites...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Feb 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Some tree loppers tout for business by putting flyers in letterboxes, advertising in the local newspaper or on noticeboards, promoting their services via social media, such as community Facebook pages, or advertising via online classifieds such as Gumtree. In 2015 Consumer Protection received 160 enquiries and 34 complaints about...
Consumer Protection
Department News
22 Feb 2016
Consumer Protection is concerned that apathy over the recall of Samsung top loader washing machines is putting the lives of Western Australians at risk. Samsung has released figures showing that only half of WA owners of the affected machines have responded to the recall, leaving more than 6,500 dangerous units remaining in WA homes and continuing to pose a serious fire hazard. The recall...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Feb 2016
Construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs will be the focus of a proactive inspection program later this month. WorkSafe Acting Director Tony Poulton said today the program would involve construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the southern suburbs as far as Mandurah in the last week of February. “The program will be part of a continuing series of...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Feb 2016
A Kelmscott motor trimmer has been fined $1,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court for operating his business without a motor vehicle repairers’ licence. Terence John Tanner , trading as T&P Motor Trimmers , was convicted on 10 February 2016 of operating without a licence between July 2012 and July 2014 in breach of the Motor Vehicle Repairers Act. Motor trimming, which involves the repair of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2016
The state Electrical Contracting Industry Award has been amended to increase the tool allowance to $16.80 per week for tradespeople (with a proportionate increase for apprentices). Other allowances including meal allowance and the leading hand allowance have also been increased. The changes were effective as of the first pay period on or after 5 November 2015. The most common allowances are...
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Feb 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 16 cents per litre (cpl) to 117.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 16 February 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, BP, Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices to 119.9 cpl, an increase of 22 cpl by Caltex Woolworths, 21 cpl by BP and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Feb 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard... There are many pleasant things we associate with summer in Western Australia, such as barbecues and swimming, but unfortunately at Consumer Protection it’s a time when we hear of ‘bitumen bandits’ in the State. ‘Bitumen bandits’ turn up at homes and businesses without invitation and then offer to lay driveways at supposedly...
Consumer Protection
Department News
12 Feb 2016
Most WA awards require employers to provide pay slips to employees. It is good practice for all employers to issue pay slips, as they enable employees to be fully informed about what they are being paid. Employers should check what specific information the relevant WA award requires them to provide to employees. The Payslips Requirements page details the standard inclusions on a payslip and links...
Labour Relations
Alert
11 Feb 2016
Energy Safety is warning the public to be cautious of dealing with Wei Liu, trading as Jackson Northair Services, who may be continuing to carry out illegal electrical work despite being successfully prosecuted in the Perth Magistrates Court. Mr Liu does not hold the required electrical worker’s or electrical contractor’s licence authorising him to carry out electrical work in Western Australia...
Building and Energy
Media release
10 Feb 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Consumer Protection would like to remind Western Australians to protect themselves while shopping online and to know their consumer rights this Valentine’s Day. February 14 th is seen by many as an opportunity to spoil loved ones. But if the flowers you ordered are not as described or don’t show up on time, or you are left with an...
Consumer Protection
Department News
09 Feb 2016
An unlicensed motor vehicle dealer has been fined $5,000 and ordered to pay costs of $706 after pleading guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court on 5 February 2016. Mandy Jane Duncan , formerly of Dianella but now residing in Queensland, had sold 41 vehicles between November 2013 and June 2014 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Ms Duncan sold the vehicles by placing 106...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Feb 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by about 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 120.2 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 9 February 2016, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 20 cpl to 123.9 cpl. The majority of Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 122.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Feb 2016
WorkSafe has issued a warning on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during the current heatwave and the remainder of summer. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today reminded employers and workers of the need to take extra care during the summer months to avoid the risk of heat stress or the more serious heat stroke. “Both working outside in heatwave...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Feb 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard The gift card industry is a growing one. We used to purchase gift vouchers directly from the shop or business where they would be redeemed, but it is now commonplace for department stores and supermarkets to have a variety of gift cards for other places on display near the till. In 2015 Consumer Protection received 74 complaints...
Consumer Protection
Department News
04 Feb 2016
Consumer Protection has prosecuted three men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who systematically changed odometer readings on numerous vehicles they sold to unsuspecting members of the public. On 29 January 2016, they were fined a total of $30,000 by the Armadale Magistrates Court. A 21 year old man from Southern River was fined $16,000 for unlicensed dealing, wilfully arranging an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Feb 2016
Update 4 February 2016: Consumer Protection's application to have directonlinedeals.com.au taken down has been successful while onsalemarketdeals.com has been suspended. Consumer Protection is urging online shoppers not to place orders with directonlinedeals.com.au as well as onsalemarketdeals.com while WA ScamNet investigates the websites. On Monday 25 January 2016 Acting Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Feb 2016
The Public Holidays in Western Australia page has been updated to include the 2018 dates for most public holidays. The Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2018 is yet to be proclaimed and the date for this public holiday will be published at a later date.
Labour Relations
Alert
02 Feb 2016
A Building Industry Summit today aims to identify new red tape reductions and ways to streamline regulatory requirements for the construction of new homes, residential renovations and commercial construction.
Building and Energy
Department News
02 Feb 2016
WorkSafe has issued a reminder about the serious health hazards associated with wall chasing work and urged that the work only be performed in accordance with workplace safety and health laws. Construction workers need to be aware of the risks of exposure to dust and carbon monoxide, noise, saw kick-back and serious cuts when chasing walls with hand-held power tools. WorkSafe has issued warnings...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Feb 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 15 cents per litre (cpl) to 122.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 2 February 2016, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP prices to 126.9 cpl, an increase of 18 cpl. The majority of Caltex and Puma sites are increasing their ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Feb 2016
With the season’s first cyclone approaching the WA coast, businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “Under workplace safety and health laws, employers must...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Jan 2016
WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards and issues in the waste and recycling industry. The program will continue through the financial year, and will be conducted in both metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the sector was being targeted because of its wide range of hazards that could result in serious injuries. “...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jan 2016

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