How to make a complaint about underpayments under state employment laws

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This page provides an overview of what types of underpayment complaints can be made to Wageline and the process for resolving an underpayment under state employment laws. 

Employees covered by state employment laws can make an underpayment complaint to Wageline, which is part of the Private Sector Labour Relations at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. 

 wa_image_small.jpg For state system employees, Private Sector Labour Relations can investigate alleged underpayments of:
  • WA award pay rates and leave entitlements; 
  • minimum pay rates and leave entitlements under the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act; and 
  • long service leave entitlements under the Long Service Leave Act.

australia_image_small.jpg For national system employees, Private Sector Labour Relations can investigate alleged underpayments of:

  • long service leave entitlements under the Long Service Leave Act.

question_mark_icon.jpg If you are unsure of which system covers your employment:

There is a process to follow to make a complaint about underpayments under state employment laws.  This process is detailed on the Making a Complaint about underpayment of wages or entitlements page.

You should first attempt to resolve the issue with your employer, and then you can complete the complaint form and submit to Wageline.

 

 

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