National Industrial Relations

Western Australia has not joined the national workplace relations system. Some employers (essentially incorporated entities) and their employees are covered by the national workplace relations system, but sole traders, partnerships, other unincorporated entities and non-trading corporations and their employees continue to operate under the WA state system.

Check the essential information on who is in the West Australian industrial relations system on the Department of Commerce website.

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Employers and employees in the national workplace system are covered by the National Employment Standards (NES).

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