Groundhog Day comes early for struggling retailers

Struggling retailers will be hit with the Australian version of Groundhog Day on February 1 next year, when they...

Struggling retailers will be hit with the Australian version of Groundhog Day on February 1 next year, when they wake up to find all their concerns have again been ignored by the Fair Work Commission and they are once again confronted with the spectre of widespread business closures. Following today’s...

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Franchises who flaunt employment law put on notice

Franchises have come under increased scrutiny as law firm Maurice Blackburn calls for tighter regulation and tougher laws to...

Franchises have come under increased scrutiny as law firm Maurice Blackburn calls for tighter regulation and tougher laws to force franchisors to account for franchisees that underpay workers.Maurice Blackburn Employment Principal, Josh Bornstein has said that regulators must do more to prevent “franchisors turning a blind eye to systematic...

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Message from the CEO: 1 April 2016

You may have seen some media reporting this week about the upcoming Annual Wage Review of minimum wages, and...

You may have seen some media reporting this week about the upcoming Annual Wage Review of minimum wages, and the National Retail Association’s position leading the discussion on behalf of retailers.I’d like to share with you some of the thinking that informs our submission on this issue each year.As...

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