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In a recent ruling, a Magistrate allowed an employee to pursue unpaid overtime and lunch break claims totalling $29,000...

In a recent ruling, a Magistrate allowed an employee to pursue unpaid overtime and lunch break claims totalling $29,000 as the employment contract failed to properly specify provisions it purported to oust in her annualised salary.Next Residential Pty Ltd, a Perth building company, denied an employee had been directed...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Hello Social Member Offer

Hello Social is Australia’s leading independent social media agency, who prides itself on providing every client with bespoke social...

Hello Social is Australia’s leading independent social media agency, who prides itself on providing every client with bespoke social media strategies that get results.As a valued member of the National Retail Association, Hello Social are offering members 25% off the first month of service, up to the value of...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Inspection program looks at safety in takeaway food outlets

WorkSafe Western Australia is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets which...

WorkSafe Western Australia is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets which will involve inspectors visiting fast food outlets in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year.WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said the inspection program had been prompted...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Australia’s largest and most trusted technology driven retail event Online Retailer Sydney

Aussies are buying up more and more online! According to a recent study, improved trade for small business and...

Aussies are buying up more and more online! According to a recent study, improved trade for small business and exceptional growth in fashion sales helped Australian online retail sales rebound, totalling almost $20 billion in annual spends in the year to May 2016. The latest NAB Online Retail Sales...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – High Income Threshold Increase in Unfair Dismissal Claims

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the Fair Work Commission announced it would increase filing fees, high income thresholds and...

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the Fair Work Commission announced it would increase filing fees, high income thresholds and compensation caps for unfair dismissal applications. For unfair dismissal claims occurring on or after the 1 July 2016, the high income threshold will be increased to $138,900 and the compensation...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Another 7-Eleven Faces Record Penalties for Underpaying Workers

On Monday 20th June, the Federal Circuit Court imposed a record penalty of over $400,000 against a West End...

On Monday 20th June, the Federal Circuit Court imposed a record penalty of over $400,000 against a West End 7-Eleven store that systematically exploited employees.As Judge Jarrett found the 7-Eleven franchisee had shown “contemptuous disregard” for Australian workplace law and deceiving the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), he handed down...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Soft retail sales continue in April

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week indicates that the soft retail sales that have...

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week indicates that the soft retail sales that have been recorded since the beginning of 2016 have continued into the final quarter of 2015/16.The recorded growth of 0.2 per cent, seasonally adjusted, is below the figure forecast by the...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – SWITCH together to lower our insurance premiums

Retail insurance costs are rising and the National Retail Association (NRA), in partnership with Gow Gates Insurance Brokers, want...

Retail insurance costs are rising and the National Retail Association (NRA), in partnership with Gow Gates Insurance Brokers, want to relieve some of the current financial pressures on our members by unlocking lower insurance premiums through group-buying power. By registering today, we can work together to reduce the pressure...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Want to receive up to 20%* off your next NRA membership renewal?

At the National Retail Association (NRA) we pride ourselves on the services, benefits and value for money that we...

At the National Retail Association (NRA) we pride ourselves on the services, benefits and value for money that we offer our members.You can rest assured that an investment in a NRA membership can save you thousands in the running of your business.Did you know that as a member of...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – BDO complimentary engagement session

BDO is a global professional services firm that service a diverse range of clients, from large corporate organisations to...

BDO is a global professional services firm that service a diverse range of clients, from large corporate organisations to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across a broad array of industry sectors.Their Retail team uses more than just the combined knowledge and experience of our staff and partners to provide...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Retail Doctor Group free member consultation

From humble beginnings as a one-man retail operations specialist, Retail Doctor Group has grown to be a leading retail...

From humble beginnings as a one-man retail operations specialist, Retail Doctor Group has grown to be a leading retail consultancy with expertise in insights, strategy and implementation.Since its inception in 2005 by Brian Walker, they have worked with over 600 retailers, retail service providers, shopping centres, manufacturers and not-for-profit...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Annual Wage Review Increases Wages by 2.4% from 1 July 2016

The Fair Work Commission came to a full decision yesterday to increase the National Minimum Wage and Award based...

The Fair Work Commission came to a full decision yesterday to increase the National Minimum Wage and Award based wages by 2.4 percent from 1 July 2016. The uniform percentage increase will particularly benefit female workers as at the higher award classification levels women are often more likely than...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Annual Leave Common Issue Decision

On 23 May 2016, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision as part of their four-yearly review...

On 23 May 2016, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision as part of their four-yearly review of the modern awards. Last year the FWC determined model clauses regarding ‘cashing out of annual leave’; ‘excessive annual leave’; ‘electronic funds transfer and paid annual leave;’ and ‘granting leave...

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MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Young Workers at Risk

Young workers have a higher rate of injury in the workplace, according to a factsheet published by the NSW...

Young workers have a higher rate of injury in the workplace, according to a factsheet published by the NSW Better Regulation Division. From 2011 to 2014, over 45,000 young workers were injured while at work. This rate may actually be 6 times higher due to young workers underreporting work...

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