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Further relief for retail leases likely in coming days

The NSW government amended legislation last Friday, 18 September 2020, which will allow for the extension of various COVID-19 emergency and relief measures. Whilst the legislative changes have pretty much flown under the radar, NANA expects that the NSW government will shortly announce that measures introduced in relation to retail and commercial leases will be […]

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Lotteries insurance rebates start to roll out

NANA has processed the first batch of rebates for Members covering the cost of mandatory lotteries insurance for 2020/2021 and payments have been forwarded to qualifying Members. NANA Members insured through Newspack Insurance for both their business pack and mandatory lotteries insurance receive a full rebate of the cost of the lotteries insurance as a […]

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NSW Government partners with the Commonwealth to give workers without leave entitlements access to the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment arrangements

The NSW government announced on 20 September that under the arrangement, any NSW worker who has no leave entitlements will be eligible for a one-off $1500 payment for each 14 day period that they are directed by NSW Health to self-isolate or quarantine, or during which they are caring for someone with COVID-19. This includes […]

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Exercise caution with payroll software

NANA is working with Members who are experiencing problems with the limitations of Deputy time keeping and payroll software. NANA has identified circumstances in which the software incorrectly calculates overtime and applies overtime rates in circumstances where standard ordinary time rates should apply. In each instance where this occurs, the Newsagent has to manually check […]

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Retail road show bookings rising

As of earlier today, the bookings for NSW Lotteries retail roadshow have crept above the 50% mark of available places. The first 4 webinars have received the heaviest bookings but there are still plenty of slots left across a range of dates and sessions available.

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Employment guides updated to reflect new Award provisions

NANA has published an extensive range of Conditions of Employment Guides to assist Members to ensure they satisfy the Award, National Employment Standards and Fair Work Act requirements. As the name and structure of the retail Award has changed under the General Retail Industry Award 2020 version (effective 1 October 2020), NANA is updating the guides to […]

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