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A Perth security company has been penalised in Court for underpaying its guards more than $200,000, with a Judge saying the company’s claim that it thought overpaying in relation to minimum rates would “counteract” other rates of pay was a “lame excuse”.

Perth to host national polocrosse championships

Amy Doherty Monday, 26 February 2018 10:53

  • State Government to sponsor 2018 Swan Valley National Polocrosse Championships
  • Expected to attract more than 1,500 visitors
  • Last held in Perth in 2008

Awards program puts training sector in the spotlight

Amy Doherty Monday, 19 February 2018 10:35

  • WA Training Awards applications now open for 2018
  • Awards program recognises hard work of apprentices, trainees and vocational students as well as the trainers, training organisations and employers 

Michael Patrick Pulis, a business operator who told his employee to “seriously, f**k off…” when the worker asked when he would receive money owed to him, has been penalised $21,500.

Truckies get $374,000 back-pay

Amy Doherty Monday, 19 February 2018 09:39

Ten truck drivers who worked for an Adelaide transport company have been back-paid a total of $374,000 following successful legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Variation to Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2010

Amy Doherty Monday, 19 February 2018 09:07

Following the Fair Work Commission’s 4 yearly review of modern awards, the following clause has been inserted in the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2010:

A Bill to modernise workers' compensation

Amy Doherty Friday, 16 February 2018 11:26

  • A Bill will be drafted to modernise workers' compensation legislation. 
  • Public consultation on development of Bill before introducing to Parliament. 
  • McGowan Government delivers on election commitment. 
  • The McGowan Government has approved the drafting of a new workers' compensation statute.

Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct

Amy Doherty Friday, 16 February 2018 10:51

The principles of the Code is intended to promote transparent, informed, effective and co-operative relationships between smash repairers and insurance companies, based on mutual respect and open communication.

Car owners are being urged to be aware of their rights and car dealers to be aware of their obligations when selling vehicles by consignment.

Following a Consumer Protection investigation, charges have been laid against Perth motor vehicle dealer Luxuride Pty Ltd, trading as Luxuride of West Perth, and its Director Nicholas Ngo for allegedly failing to comply with laws relating to selling vehicles on consignment and for allegedly making false or misleading representations to the owners of the vehicles.

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