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Report wage theft video

This video shows how to report underpayments of wages or employment entitlements online.

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Paid leave and workplace support for public sector employees

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Employers and employees can watch videos that explain the obligations and entitlements under the WA Long Service Leave Act.

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Labour Relations

Announcements & Publications

Wageline's Easter public holiday information now available

Wageline has just published information to assist state system employers and employees with public holiday arrangements for Easter 2024. The Western...

Labour Day public holiday information available

The public holiday for Labour Day in 2024 is Monday 4 March.   Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage...

Over $500,000 in underpayments recovered in 2023

Industrial inspectors from Private Sector Labour Relations (PSLR) recovered over $500,000 in underpayments for Western Australian workers in 2023. This...

2024 public holiday dates and information

The public holiday dates for 2024 are available on the Public Holidays in Western Australia page. Western Australia has 11 public holidays throughout the...

Wageline festive season closure

Wageline will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024, and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Information on...

Coverage expanded for three key Clerks Awards

The Area and Scope clauses for three key state Clerks Awards have been updated to expand their coverage to a broader range of clerical employees. The main...

Restrictions on children working during school holidays

School holidays are starting soon, and employers, parents and young workers should know that in Western Australia there are restrictions on where and when...

Get prepared for the festive season public holidays

The festive season is fast approaching and employers can get prepared by checking the pay rates employees must be paid on public holidays and other public...

Industrial inspectors inspect employers in the Mandurah...

During November, Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors are conducting a proactive compliance campaign in the Mandurah/Rockingham area of WA....

Coverage of Farm Employees Award expanded

The Area and Scope and Definitions clauses of the state Farm Employees Award have been updated to expand the coverage of this WA award to a broader range of...

Metal Trades (General) Award – Coverage expanded

The Area and Scope and Definitions clauses of the state Metal Trades (General) Award have been updated to expand the coverage of this WA award to a broader...

Which system of employment law applies to you?

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

Labour Relations Public Holidays in WA

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