This information is only relevant to employers in the WA state industrial relations system – being sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not-for-profit organisations. The Guide to who is in the WA state system has more information of which types of businesses are covered by the state system.
If you are a household employer (not a business), go to the Information for household employers page.
If you operate a Pty Ltd business, you can find information on your employment obligations on the Fair Work Ombudsman website. However, you should note that the majority of private sector Western Australian employees in the national industrial relations system are entitled to long service leave under the state Long Service Leave Act 1958.
Awards and pay rates
Wageline has developed resources for employers to make understanding your employment obligations easier. The WA pay rates section includes helpful resources like the Finding the right pay rate and WA awards for common jobs.
Long service leave
The Wageline website has extensive information on long service leave entitlements under the Long Service Leave Act 1958.
The majority of private sector Western Australian employees in both the state and national industrial relations systems are covered by the state Long Service Leave Act.
This page explains what long service leave is, who is entitled to long service leave and what long service leave employment records employers need to keep.
The WA long service leave calculator can provide an estimate of an employee’s long service leave entitlement when employment has ended as a result of resignation, dismissal, redundancy or the death of the employee.
Annual, personal and other leave
The Annual, personal and other leave section has information on paid and unpaid leave entitlements under the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993, including annual leave, personal leave, bereavement leave and family and domestic violence leave, as well as other leave types.
You can also access the Annual leave calculation guide and Personal leave calculation guide, which outline a step-by-step process for calculating annual leave and personal leave.
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