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Child employment laws

Laws prohibit employment of children under 15 in the equestrian industry.

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New pay rates available

WA award and minimum pay rates have increased by $18 per week.

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Family and domestic violence

Paid leave and workplace support for employees.

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Queen's Birthday public holiday 2018

This year the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in Western Australia will be held on Monday 24 September 2018. Some regional areas in Western Australia hold...

Employment essentials for the Perth Royal Show

Business owners who are planning to employ children at the Perth Royal Show must comply by the employment of children provisions of the Children and...

Small business fined $22,000 for underpayment of apprentice

The owner-operators of a plumbing and gas fitting business in the Perth Hills have been fined $22,000 for underpaying their apprentice plumber over a period...

Child employment campaign kicks off for horse riding...

Wageline is providing horse riding schools and equestrian centre businesses across WA with information about their obligations for employing children as part...

Over $400,000 in unpaid worker entitlements recovered in...

Industrial Inspectors in the Private Sector Labour Relations Division assisted Western Australian workers recover a total of $458,290 in unpaid wages and...

Differences between employment and subcontracting

One of the commonly asked questions to Wageline is about the key differences between subcontractors and employees. If a person is engaged as a subcontractor...

Casuals are entitled to long service leave

A common misconception amongst employers and employees is that casual employees are not entitled to long service leave. The state long service leave...

Do you know the laws on employing children in WA?

All businesses which employ children must comply with the laws on where, when and at what age children can be employed.  The Children and Community Services...

Wageline reaches 1.5 million website visits in 2017/18

Wageline continues to be a valuable service for employers and employees in Western Australia. In the last financial year, Wageline had 1.5 million website...

Racist signs condemned by DMIRS

Racist signage at Pinjin Station has been condemned by the department The posting of racist signs in Pinjin in the Goldfields is resoundingly condemned by...

Location allowance 2018

Many WA awards require employers to pay an employee working in certain regional towns a location allowance to compensate for the additional cost of living,...

1 July 2018 pay rates are now available

The 1 July 2018 pay rates are now available on the Minimum pay rates for award free employees page and the WA award summaries page of the Wageline website. ...

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