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  1. Higher penalties for breaches of state employment laws

    This announcement is for:  Employee / worker Employer Higher penalties have been introduced for employers who contravene state employment laws or do not provide employees their legal employment entitlements. Under the new penalty provisions: maximum penal ...

  2. School holidays start soon, find out when children can work

    This announcement is for:  Employee / worker Employer Employers, parents and young people need to know all the special rules that apply when young people are working during the school holidays. Western Australia’s laws which restrict the types of jobs and ...

  3. Additional protections for employee payments

    This announcement is for:  Employee / worker Employer A range of new provisions were introduced in June 2022 in the state industrial relations system to increase employee protections and assist in combatting wage theft. The changes include new provisions ...

  4. Record keeping requirements for long service leave have changed

    This announcement is for:  Employee / worker Employer The Long Service Leave Act 1958 (LSL Act) applies to many state and national system employers and employees in Western Australia.  On 20 June 2022, record keeping requirements under the LSL Act changed ...

  5. Commissioner's Blog: Avoid disappointment, get on top of Christmas shopping early

    This announcement is for:  Consumer Christmas is an exciting and magical time of year but the lead up to the big day can often be chaotic and stressful. With online shopping scams and delivery delays, Western Australian shoppers are urged to get on top of ...

  6. Australia Day public holiday information available

    This announcement is for:  Employee / worker Employer The public holiday for Australia Day in 2023 is Thursday 26 January. Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. Visit ...

  7. Employers must not advertise jobs at less than minimum wage

    This announcement is for:  Employee / worker Employer State system employers are prohibited from advertising employment at a rate of pay that is less than the minimum wage applicable to the job. Enforcement action can be taken against an employer who has ...

  8. $16,000 in fines over unregistered real estate sales representative (Tyson Keene / Danielle McGufficke / Realty Lane Pty Ltd)

    This announcement is for:  Consumer Property industry Agency and supervisor fined $7,000 each for failing their legal obligations Sales rep fined $2,000 after working for nine months without registration Reminder to real estate industry to be aware of the ...

  9. WA consumer laws now synchronised with national changes

    This announcement is for:  Consumer National and state consumer laws will be consistent with automatic updates WA parliament has the option not to adopt changes if any concerns Amendments will benefit WA consumers and businesses National changes to consum ...

  10. Review of tenancy laws that deal with family and domestic violence

    This announcement is for:  Consumer Landlord / lessor Property industry Tenant Statutory Review will assess effectiveness of the special family and domestic violence provisions in tenancy laws Community consultation will determine if laws need fine-tuning ...

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