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The Departments of Commerce and Mines and Petroleum have amalgamated to form the new Department of Mines, Industry Regulation...

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Public Sector Wages Policy...

The Wages Policy applies to all new and replacement public sector industrial agreements until replaced.

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Pay rates increase

Private sector pay rates increased 1 July 2017, WA award and minimum rates have changed.

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Labour Relations

Announcements & Publications

New look leave calculation guides

Wageline has launched new versions of its popular leave calculation guides. The annual leave, sick leave and long service leave calculation guides explain...

Long service leave - a hidden cost in buying a business

Long service leave payments can be a hidden cost when buying a business. Small business owners and their accountants need to be aware that when someone...

Revamped fact sheets

The new and improved Wageline fact sheets for long service leave and record keeping requirements are now available on the Wageline website. These fact sheets...

Employee or subcontractor fact sheet

Wageline's employee or subcontractor fact sheet provides a publication format version of the information on the Employee or subcontractor page of this...

Record Keeping

In the last few months Wageline has been conducting a proactive campaign highlighting employers' obligations to keep employment records. The response to this...

Carer's leave entitlements for state system employees

Employees in the state industrial relations system have an entitlement to carers leave from the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993. A full time or...

Do you employ staff in a regional area?

Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when working in certain regional towns. A location allowance is paid to employees in...

New Guide to who is in the WA state system is very popular

Since it was published in February, Wageline's newly revised Guide to who is in the WA state system has been one of the most popular new pages on the...

WA award and minimum pay rates have increased from 1 July...

The state minimum wage for award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards have increased effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2017. In...

Long service leave when business ownership changes

Wageline gets many calls from employers and employees about long service leave obligations when business ownership changes. The state long service leave...

Long service leave for casual employees

A common misconception amongst employers and employees is that casual employees are not entitled to long service leave. The state long service leave...

Public holiday dates released for 2019

The Public Holidays in Western Australia page has been updated to include the 2019 public holiday dates.

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