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1 January 2021 pay rates now available

New versions of the WA award summaries and the Minimum pay rates for award free employees are now available which include the pay rates that come into effect...

Industrial inspectors recovered $711,766 in unpaid wages...

Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors helped employees to recover over $700,000 in unpaid entitlements in the 2019–20 financial year. 232...

WA long service leave calculator reaches 5000 users

Wageline’s WA long service leave calculator was launched in May 2020, and has already been used by employers and employees over 5,000 times. The WA long...

Getting Employment Right Grants Program

As part of the State Government’s strategies to combat wage theft, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is co-ordinating the...

WA award summary – Social and Community Services (Western...

This publication is a summary of the Social and Community Services (Western Australian) Interim Award.  The 2020 WA award summary on this page include the...

WA award summary – Crisis Assistance Supported Housing...

This publication is a summary of the Crisis Assistance, Supported Housing Industry - Western Australian Interim Award.  On 26 June 2020 the Western...

State wage case decision – WA Industrial Relations...

On 26 June 2020 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2020 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC decision grants a 1.75%...

Location allowance 2020

Many private sector WA awards require employers to pay an employee working in certain regional towns a location allowance to compensate for the additional...

Wageline's long service leave calculator is here

Wageline’s new WA long service leave calculator is now available in the long service leave section of the Wageline website. The WA long service leave...

Court finds casual employee entitled to long service leave

The Industrial Magistrates Court has ruled that an aged care worker was entitled to almost $10,000 for unpaid long service leave after being employed on a...

State system COVID-19 JobKeeper provisions introduced

Temporary state system COVID-19 JobKeeper provisions have been introduced for private sector state system employers and employees who are participating in...

Accountancy firm ordered to pay former employee more than...

The Industrial Magistrates Court has ordered chartered accountancy firm Hall Chadwick (WA) Pty Ltd to pay a former tax accountant $21,604.79 for unpaid long...

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