Awards & Wages

Fair Wok Commission effectively abolishes junior rates for Level 4 and above under retail Award

The Fair Work Commission issued a decision on 24 November in the junior rates case which NANA highlighted in last week’s NANA Newsletter. The Commission’s decision will effectively remove junior rates from Retail Employee Levels 4 through to 8 under the General Retail Industry Award 2020. This will mean junior employees engaged in classifications covered by […]

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Industrial relations regime is expected to undergo substantial reforms over coming months

In the past week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that a set of industrial relations reforms will be introduced to Parliament before Christmas 2020. The reforms are intended to strengthen job growth in an economy still recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. The Prime Minster warned that ‘there won’t be sweeping praise from the union movement […]

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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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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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