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Employment in beauty salons

Beauty salon staff must be paid at least the minimum rate of pay.

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2019-2020 pay rates

The new minimum pay rates for Award free employees and updated WA Award summaries are now available.

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Family and domestic violence

Paid leave and workplace support for employees.

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Labour Relations

Announcements & Publications

Inspectors recover over $370,000 in unpaid wages and...

Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors have helped employees to recover over $370,000 in unpaid entitlements in the last financial year. Over ...

Wageline to shine a light on businesses in the beauty...

The Private Sector Labour Relations Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is currently undertaking a campaign to promote...

WA award and minimum wage from 1 July 2019

The State minimum wage for award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards increase effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2019. In June...

Location Allowance 2019

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,...

State Wage Case 2019 newsflash

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay...

Horse riding and equestrian centres campaign wraps up

Private Sector Labour Relations has now concluded its proactive compliance campaign targeting horse riding schools and equestrian centres.  As part of the...

Proactive Compliance Campaign Evaluation Report - Horse...

From September 2018 to January 2019, Private Sector Labour Relations Division conducted a proactive campaign to promote compliance with child employment laws...

Compliance audits commencing – employment of children in...

In April 2019, Private Sector Labour Relations conducted an education campaign promoting compliance by takeaway food businesses with the child employment...

State Wage Case hearing – stay up to date on the new...

The annual State Wage Case was heard yesterday in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission. The State Wage Case sets the minimum rates of pay...

Easter is just around the corner

Easter has arrived and before the long weekend begins employers should check their employment obligations for the Easter period. The Western Australian...

Children working in takeaway food businesses – new...

Laws restrict when children under 15 can work in takeaway food businesses, and a proactive campaign to improve compliance with these laws has just commenced....

Information brochure - Laws restrict when children under...

The below text is provided for accessibility and is the same as the text in the attached information brochure.    Laws restrict when children under 15 can...

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