NANA received notification form the Fair Work Commission on 16 September 2020 that the Commission, of its own motion, intends to extend the operation of Schedule X – COVID 19 pandemic provisions in the General Retail Industry Award 2010. The application of Schedule X is due to expire on 30 September 2020. The Commission intends […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Fair Work Commission has issued a decision and determination dated 10 September 2020 concerning a new version of the General Retail Industry Award. There is a change to the Award title and it now includes the 2020 year. The new Award, the General Retail Industry Award 2020 operates from 1 October 2020.
The Fair Work Commission has been undertaking a review process of most Modern Awards including the General Retail Industry Award 2010 to convert them into plain language versions. The aim of the project is to make Modern Awards more clearly understandable for employers and employees.
As foreshadowed in the NANA newsletter back in August, the next change to the General Retail Industry Award which impacts wage rates will come into force from the first complete pay period on or after 1 October 2020.
Justice Iain Ross, President of the Fair Work Commission released a statement on 31 August which included a draft Model Flexibility Schedule which, upon application, may be inserted into modern Awards such as the General Retail Industry Award 2010.
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.
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.