Federal Court opens door to casual leave claims

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal It was impossible to miss the headlines following the Full Court of...

By Calum Woods and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal It was impossible to miss the headlines following the Full Court of the Federal Court handing down its 273-page judgment in the case WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato FCAFC 84 (Rossato). The case was a direct challenge to an earlier judgment...

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Message from the CEO: 26 May 2020

It’s been another hectic past seven days for the retail sector as Australia continues its arm wrestle with COVID-19....

It’s been another hectic past seven days for the retail sector as Australia continues its arm wrestle with COVID-19. Last week the ACCC granted interim authorisation to allow NRA members who are tenants to collectively bargain with landlords for continued rental relief if they’ve been adversely affected by COVID-19. The...

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Casual paid leave decision bad news for jobs

The National Retail Association (NRA) has stated that yesterday’s Federal Court ruling regarding back-pay of leave entitlements to certain...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has stated that yesterday’s Federal Court ruling regarding back-pay of leave entitlements to certain casual workers could cost billions of dollars across the economy and jeopardise jobs during a time of economic turmoil. Yesterday the court upheld a ruling that casuals who had worked regular...

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FWO Imposes Record Penalties to Director Underpaying Security Guards

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) declared the Director of security company ‘Step Ahead Security Services’ had deliberately underpaid eight...

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) declared the Director of security company ‘Step Ahead Security Services’ had deliberately underpaid eight casual employees hired as security guards by over $20,000 over a three-month period. The Director was ordered to personally repay the employees as well as paying penalties of over $50,000...

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