Wageline runs a social media campaign in order to raise the level of employer and employee awareness of employment rights and obligations and the pathways available for pursuing an underpayment.
Employment obligations can be complex to understand, putting employers at risk of legal action and employees at risk of underpayment. Through our social media campaign, we are providing Western Australians with every opportunity to access information, resources and assistance.
Like and follow our social media pages for information and updates on state employment laws, including minimum pay rates, public holidays, long service leave, wage theft and changes to WA award wages and conditions. We also share the outcomes of our regular, proactive compliance investigations.
Wageline cannot provide specific employment information over social media. Our contact centre is best placed to respond to queries about employment rights and obligations in Western Australia.
To stay up to date with Wageline on social media:
Wageline’s social media pages are managed by the Private Sector Labour Relations division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
- We welcome questions and discussion as long as it is respectful. Do not post comments that include hate speech, abuse, trolling language, threats and excessive swearing.
- Our policy is to name business and employers only when allegations of underpayment of wages or other breaches of state employment law are proven. You may talk about employment issues in a generic way, but please do not identify particular individuals or businesses.
- Please be truthful as social media defamation can have significant legal consequences.
- Do not post spam, click bait, advertising or links to businesses and commercial websites.
We will remove any content that breaches these guidelines or that we believe is inappropriate. Serious or repeat offenders may be blocked.
While we will endeavour to remove any posts that have the potential to offend, you can also report and/or block anyone who has posted a comment which is perceived as offensive.
Posts, content or comment by third parties on our social media pages do not necessarily reflect the views of Wageline or the Private Sector Labour Relations division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
Our social media is not monitored 24/7 and you are not guaranteed an immediate response. Generally, the inbox and comments are responded to between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday (AWST) and intermittently at weekends.
Please be aware that two systems of employment law operate in WA and that businesses in WA and their employees are either in the state industrial relations system or the national industrial relations system, based on how the business or organisation is operated. Visit Wageline’s Guide to who is in the state system for more information.
You can contact Wageline for answers to questions about:
- pay rates, leave entitlements, hours of work and other employment conditions for employees working in private sector businesses in the state industrial relations system;
- employer obligations when an employee resigns, is dismissed or made redundant for employees working in private sector businesses in the state industrial relations system;
- long service leave for employees working in Western Australia - except those working in the construction industry (contact MyLeave);
- action private sector employees in the state industrial relations system can take if they believe they have been underpaid or not provided with an annual or long service leave entitlement;
- action employees in the national industrial relations system can take if they believe they have not be provided with a long service leave entitlement; and
- how old children must be to work in specific jobs or industries in Western Australia.
Visit the Contact Wageline page for details of information to have ready to assist Wageline answer your question.
If your employer is a national system employer and your query is about pay rates and leave (except for long service leave) please contact the Fair Work Ombudsman or call 13 13 94.
If you are unsure if the employer is in the state system or national system, we suggest you contact Wageline on 1300 655 266. Wageline will conduct a business search and in most cases can provide an indication of which system applies.
If you would like to raise an issue about Wageline’s customer service, please use the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s customer feedback form.