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Court decision clarifies pharmacy assistants are covered...

Award coverage for pharmacy assistants employed by businesses in the state industrial relations system has long been a complex and contested issue. On 3 May...

There are two systems of employment law in WA

There are two systems of employment law that operate in WA – the state industrial relations system and the national fair work system.  These systems have...

First birthday for Wageline’s long service leave calculator

Wageline is marking one year since the launch of the WA long service leave calculator.   Over the past year the long service leave calculator has proven to...

Hairdressing chain ordered to pay $90,000 to workers

The owner of a hairdressing chain has been ordered to pay $90,000 in unpaid employment entitlements and interest to two employees. Wei Zhu - trading as...

Deductions from pay

Each year Wageline receives many calls from employers and employees regarding deductions from pay. In the WA state industrial relations system, it is...

Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday

Port Headland and Karratha in Western Australia hold the Queen's Birthday public on different dates, usually to coincide with a significant date or event for...

Reporting wage theft in WA

Western Australian workers can find out how to report deliberate underpayment of wages or entitlements at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au. The Reporting wage theft...

The minimum employment age for most jobs in WA is 15...

The Children and Community Services Act 2004 regulates where, when, and at what age children can be employed in Western Australia and these laws apply to all...

Make sense of small business employment obligations

There are two systems of employment law that operate in WA – the state industrial relations system and the national fair work system. These systems have...

What to do if you have been underpaid

Employees who believe they have been underpaid can make an underpayment complaint to Wageline, which is part of Private Sector Labour Relations at the...

Do you employ staff in regional areas?

Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when employed in certain regional towns. The allowance amount varies by town and is paid to...

New WA award summaries for pharmacists and photographic...

Wageline has published two new WA award summaries for the: Retail Pharmacists Award; and Photographic Industry Award The Retail Pharmacists Award covers...

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