How to differentiate + protect your retail brand

Created by Christine Moody, Chief Brand Officer, http://BrandAudits.com.au This webinar answers the important questions associated with trade marking and how...

Created by Christine Moody, Chief Brand Officer, http://BrandAudits.com.au This webinar answers the important questions associated with trade marking and how to make your brand stand out. Topics covered include: What is a trademark. Trademark examples  What are the benefits of trademarking your brand and what to avoid Creating a brand that...

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Workplace investigations – Is the journey more important than the destination?

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Fair Work Commission (per Deputy President Anderson) stated recently that a...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The Fair Work Commission (per Deputy President Anderson) stated recently that a workplace investigation “is not a court of law or a quasi-judicial proceeding. It is an internal disciplinary process guided by the principle of fairness.” There are of course a number of...

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2019 Federal Election | Coalition holds on to government – outlines changes to Fair Work Act

The Coalition has managed to form a majority government in a fiercely contested election last Saturday. While Labor had spent...

The Coalition has managed to form a majority government in a fiercely contested election last Saturday. While Labor had spent much of its election campaign outlining a near-overhaul to the industrial relations landscape, the Morrison Government’s IR platform was more aligned with the status quo. Here is everything we know about...

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Message from the CEO – 21 May 2019

People often accuse retailers of their advertising efforts at certain times of the year – Christmas, Mothers’ Day and...

People often accuse retailers of their advertising efforts at certain times of the year – Christmas, Mothers’ Day and so on.  But let’s face it, we are rank amateurs compared with what Australia has been through in the last couple of months! But it’s over now, and it’s safe to...

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Legal Beagles: Episode 1 – Banter about biometrics

    For years now, the future of time and attendance was looking to be fingerprint scanners. The recent decision of...

    For years now, the future of time and attendance was looking to be fingerprint scanners. The recent decision of the Fair Work Commission in Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd FWCFB 2946 has called that future into question. Join lawyers Alex Millman and Calum Woods as they discuss...

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Election 2019 – what is means for businesses and retail

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the...

Both sides have finalised their major announcements in the Federal Election campaign, and the two leaders will spend the closing days touring marginal seats and pressing home their respective messages. For the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the focus will continue to be on economic management and responsible management of...

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Meet Thomas Parer, Lawyer and Workplace Relations Advisor

Thomas Parer is the newest addition to the workplace relations team at the National Retail Association. Thomas graduated from...

Thomas Parer is the newest addition to the workplace relations team at the National Retail Association. Thomas graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws and Arts (majoring in International Relations and French) in 2016. Subsequently, he has worked as an advocate and adviser for trade...

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Message from the CEO – 14 May 2019

Anxiety tends to heighten for retailers during elections as people stop spending in the leadup to the ballot. But...

Anxiety tends to heighten for retailers during elections as people stop spending in the leadup to the ballot. But waiting for customers to get over the fear of the unknown will not pay rents or wages. It’s times like these retailers need to build a connection with consumers to...

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Individuals facing tougher penalties for wage non-compliance

By Zoe Brodie and Lucy Harper, NRA Legal With the Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Act 2018 (Cth)...

By Zoe Brodie and Lucy Harper, NRA Legal With the Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Act 2018 (Cth) (the Amendment Act) taking effect last month, now is an apt time to reflect on how officers of a company are subject to hefty penalties for failing to pay employee...

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Message from the CEO: 7 May 2019

The Labor party’s commitment to introduce a national ban on single-use, lightweight plastic bags from 2021 should they win...

The Labor party’s commitment to introduce a national ban on single-use, lightweight plastic bags from 2021 should they win Government is one policy retailers, especially those with a national footprint, may have noticed amidst the noise of a fascinating election campaign. However simple they may sound, new laws are always...

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Enterprise Agreement Update

By Lucy Harper, Associate and Lindsay Carroll, Deputy CEO and Legal Practice Director The National Retail Association recently facilitated its...

By Lucy Harper, Associate and Lindsay Carroll, Deputy CEO and Legal Practice Director The National Retail Association recently facilitated its inaugural Enterprise Agreement Stakeholder Panel (EASP) meeting. The EASP is a forum for members to facilitate discussion and learning about enterprise bargaining and build industry insights into the current state...

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Creating ‘theatre’ in your store display

Written by Brian Walker, CEO Retail Doctor Group  Great “Fit” retailers create theatre at every opportunity, unfit retailers have the same...

Written by Brian Walker, CEO Retail Doctor Group  Great “Fit” retailers create theatre at every opportunity, unfit retailers have the same old windows and displays with the same old stock sitting there and hoping to change the results. Theatre attracts interest , interest creates foot traffic and foot traffic converted is sales. Retailing can...

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Message from the CEO – 30 April 2019

As federal election campaigns of parties large and small gather momentum, retailers will be interested in what’s in it...

As federal election campaigns of parties large and small gather momentum, retailers will be interested in what’s in it for them. Hopefully, the May 18 result brings a government with enough balance of power to get cracking on what’s good for the company – and good for retail. In the...

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The new Employer Toolkit is making waves for disability employment

Retail is one of the industries most open to hiring people with disability, now employers have more tools to...

Retail is one of the industries most open to hiring people with disability, now employers have more tools to go from willing to hiring. There are so many benefits that come from disability employment. New research shows that retail employers understand this. 77 per cent agree that a workplace should...

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Message from the CEO – 23 April 2019

Holidays should be a time for relaxing. Unfortunately, given the complicated regulatory environment we operate in, they can be...

Holidays should be a time for relaxing. Unfortunately, given the complicated regulatory environment we operate in, they can be a cause of great stress for Australian retailers. Any business owner or operator knows that this country has a complicated industrial relations system.  And understanding and complying with this system is...

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Sticks and stones: Managing psychological health risks in the workplace

By Lucy Coogan and Calum Woods, NRA Legal  SafeWork Australia reports that approximately six per cent of all accepted...

By Lucy Coogan and Calum Woods, NRA Legal  SafeWork Australia reports that approximately six per cent of all accepted workers’ compensation claims relate to work-related mental health conditions. It was further reported that the most common causes of the claims were: work pressure (31%), bullying and harassment (29%), and...

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