With plans for holidays and extended periods of leave generally delayed for significant sectors of the workforce, employers are coming under increasing pressure to cash out accrued annual and long service leave so employees can spend the money on “stay at home” activities including household renovations and major white and brown goods purchases.
Last week NANA advised Newsagents in the ACT that their government had established a hardship fund for casual and part-time workers who are not eligible for other forms of financial support or who do not have leave entitlements and who are unable to temporarily work under a COVID-19 direction and health guidance.
NANA has updated its conditions of employment guide on the National Employment Standards and the Fair Work Information Statement. The new version of the statement reflects the outcome of the High Court decision in the Mondelez Australia case. The decision confirms the traditional approach to the accrual of and payment for personal and carer’s leave (sick leave).
In a recent decision of the South Australian Employment Tribunal, Deputy President Leschke confirmed that requiring employees to turn up before their rostered hours and undertake a 15-minute handover routine is not a “voluntary” unpaid overtime arrangement and which is illegal.
Newspack Insurance, wholly owned by NANA and managed on NANA’s behalf by Bolderston’s Insurance Brokers, is able to offer more than lotteries and business insurance.
The superannuation guarantee (SG) amnesty is your chance to catch up on unpaid super without incurring penalties or paying administration fees. This is your last chance to apply for the amnesty as it ends on 7 September 2020.
As part of your Single Touch Payroll (STP) obligations, you were required to finalise your employees’ 2019/20 end-of-financial-year payroll information by:
The deadline for making an application for the NSW government’s small business recovery grant is rapidly approaching. Newsagents have until 31 August 2020 to initiate a claim.
The most recent changes to JobKeeper announced by the Federal government came into effect on 15 August 2020.
There are three known changes to the General Retail Industry Award 2010 which impact wages and which will come into effect during the remainder of this financial year.