2020 Retail Award Wage Summary now available

The Fair Work Commission released its minimum wage decision on 19 June 2020. Unlike previous years, the Fair Work Commission...

The Fair Work Commission released its minimum wage decision on 19 June 2020. Unlike previous years, the Fair Work Commission has determined to delay the increase to minimum wages for most awards applying to our members until 1 February 2021. Notwithstanding this decision, the final reduction to Sunday penalty rates from...

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Union moves to block final penalty rate cut

Members will be aware that Sunday penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010 have been reducing in...

Members will be aware that Sunday penalty rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2010 have been reducing in small increments since 1 July 2017, with the final reduction due to take effect from 1 July 2020. This reduction was hard-won by the NRA and other employer groups over three...

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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...

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...

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Part 3 of our Modern Award Series – How do we classify our employees?

As discussed in Part 1 of our Modern Award Series, the first step to determining if a modern award...

As discussed in Part 1 of our Modern Award Series, the first step to determining if a modern award applies to your business is to check clause 4 (Coverage) of the modern award in question. This clause will set out the industry to which the award applies.  You must then...

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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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