Message from the CEO, Dominique Lamb: 20 March 2018

When you argue for a 0 per cent rise in the minimum wage, you’re likely to attract a fair share of criticism, and over the past seven days, we certainly have. But in making such a controversial submission to the Annual Wage Review last week, we also brought an important conversation to the fore, highlighting […]

Court rejects employee’s $200,000 overtime claim

By Alexander Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Federal Circuit Court has rejected an Australia Post employee’s claim for almost $200,000 of unpaid entitlements, which he alleged he had accrued by working two jobs for his employer at the same time. Judge McNab held that the two jobs were separate and distinct. Lacson v […]

Wholesale, Retail and Personal Services IRC Industry Skills Forecast

The AISC National Industry Insights Report is a collection of information, data and insights for individual industry sectors. It captures industry information about skills, training and employment and the labour market. The resource supports Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to ensure the design and development of training packages meet the current and future skills needs of […]

Get prepared for Single Touch Payroll

The ATO is urging employers with 20 or more employees to act now and prepare for Single Touch Payroll (STP) – the next step in streamlining payroll reporting. From 1 July 2018, employers will need to report their employees’ tax and super information to the ATO through payroll software that is STP ready. The ATO has useful material […]

What is the future of Loss Prevention?

Our very own CEO, Dominique Lamb, joins a panel of experts in this OnDemand webinar on The Future of Loss Prevention. This is a key topic of interest for all retailers across industries at the moment, partly due to the Global Retail Theft Barometer’s recent stats on how retail shrinkage is on the rise due […]

Retailers band together to combat scammers

Brisbane CBD and Fortitude Valley retailers will band together next week, in the Australia-first, National Retail Association (NRA) SafeCity Network trial to share their experiences of retail crime, on the back of a spate of scammer incidents in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. NRA Policy Manager David Stout said that local businesses were fed up […]

Message from the CEO, Dominique Lamb: 13 March 2018

Spanish fashion and accessories retailer Zara has announced it is launching an online shopping option for Australian consumers from March 14, and is rolling out free delivery (as well as click and collect) and free returns. It’s a move likely to at least rattle the immense market dominance of its online-only Australian competitor, The Iconic, […]

Employer Facing Significant Operational Costs after Old Agreement Terminated

Written by Victoria Hansen, Senior Workplace Advisor, and Lindsay Carroll, Legal Practice Director In a decision made last week, the Fair Work Commission terminated the collective agreement of a yoghurt shop chain that had been in operation for nearly 14 years. This decision highlights how much of an impact termination of an old instrument can […]

The Retail Panel discuss the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility

Every Thursday, our CEO Dominique Lamb, and a panel of retail experts discussed the future of Australia’s grocery industry on ABC Radio. Below are some insights from last Thursday’s discussion. Retail Corporate Social Responsibility Apple has been listening to feedback from their employees and is advocating for gender equality within their ranks. The company has […]

NRA welcomes change to allow regional retailers to trade on Easter Saturday

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today thanked the Queensland government for passing an amendment to allow non-exempt shops in regional Queensland to trade on Easter Saturday. In January the NRA identified that an amendment to the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act would result in many large retailers being forced to close their doors for four […]