26 September 2023

Inspectors inspect high-risk businesses

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Industrial inspectors from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety have conducted a proactive compliance campaign in the South-West of the State, visiting almost 70 businesses in Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River.

In statement, the Department said the campaign, conducted by its Private Sector Labour Relations Division throughout March, focused on inspecting businesses with known high levels of non-compliance.

These tended to include cafes and restaurants, hairdressers and beauty salons.

“Private Sector Labour Relations is responsible for ensuring all businesses in the State system comply with the legal obligations regarding pay rates, leave entitlements and the legislative requirements to keep correct employment records,” the Department said.

“During the campaign, inspectors (one of whom is pictured) talked to business owners and employees, inspected available employment records and issued notices requiring businesses to provide employment records for assessment.”

It said the campaign was now complete, with the Agency going through the process of notifying employers of the findings.

“If any alleged breaches of Western Australian State Employment Laws are identified, employers will be requested to rectify the alleged breaches to ensure compliance in the future,” the Department said.

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