Wageline launches Employment Rights in WA community education campaign

Private Sector Labour Relations has just launched a new community education campaign to help Western Australian employers and employees understand employment rights.

The Employment Rights in WA campaign aims to raise employers’ and employees’ awareness of their employment rights and obligations and the pathways for employees to resolve an alleged underpayment.

A key part of the campaign is highlighting that two systems of employment law operate in WA, the state industrial relations system and the national fair work system, and that these systems have different employment rights and obligations and different pathways for seeking help with underpayments.

New resources are available on the Wageline website that explain which types of businesses are covered by each system, and where employers and employees can find the right information and help. Employees can also find out how to resolve an alleged underpayment of wages or leave and how to report wage theft anonymously.

The campaign reflects the findings of the Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia that community education is essential to combatting wage theft in WA.

As part of the Employment Rights in WA campaign, Wageline is also reaching out to community organisations to provide information and offer training to help their members understand their employment rights and obligations.

Information on how to report wage theft is available at www.wagetheft.wa.gov.au in English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Italian, Korean and Vietnamese.

If you require information in another language, you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50 to contact Wageline 1300 655 266.

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