It's show time! - Employment obligations for the Perth Royal Show
The Perth Royal Show is fast approaching and each year the Show provides employment opportunities for many people in a wide range of jobs.
Business owners who want to employ children at the Perth Royal Show must abide by the provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 which regulates where, when and at what age children can be employed. These laws apply to children in all workplaces in Western Australia, including temporary workplaces such as pop up retail outlets, mobile food vans, and amusement rides.
Visit the When children can work in Western Australia page for details.
Business owners must also ensure that they meet all employment obligations for employees working in show time jobs, including pay rates and working hours set by any applicable award. If the business is operated as a sole trader, unincorporated partnership or unincorporated trust, employers should visit the Wageline website or contact Wageline for information about WA awards and minimum pay for award free employees.
State system employers are also required to keep time and wage records for all employees including short term temporary employees. If employers fail to keep records or keep inadequate or fraudulent records they can be fined up to $5,000 by the Industrial Magistrates Court. Visit the Record keeping requirements page for further information.
If the business is a Pty Ltd, incorporated partnership or incorporated trust employers should visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website for information on pay rates and employment obligations.
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