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.
Yesterday, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the “Mondelez” case. This case concerned an appeal of a previous Full Federal Court decision, if allowed to stand, could have seen Newsagents being liable for up to 110 hours of personal/carer’s leave (sick leave) a year.
In Jamsek v ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd  FCAFC 1934 the Full Federal Court found that two drivers each engaged for 35 years as independent contractors were in fact employees all along. Compensation and penalties are yet to be determined, but it is likely there will be at a minimum 35 years of annual […]
The most recent version of the General Retail Industry Award 2010 which includes the updates to Schedule X—Additional Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic, is available for download. Schedule X deals with the following matters:
The General Retail Industry Award 2010 has been varied again following from an application to extend the Schedule X – pandemic leave provisions. The Award was previously varied to extend the operation of Schedule X to 31 July, however under the latest variation, operation of Schedule X has been extended to 30 September 2020.
The Fair Work Commission consolidated modern Award incorporates all amendments up to and including minor changes made on 26 and 30 June 2020. These changes relate to the supported wage and extension of Schedule X—Additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic to 31 July 2020.
NANA has made a number of appearances before full benches of the Fair Work Commission over the past week. The first was to oppose an application by the SDA to delay the phased reduction in Sunday penalty rates. The other was in relation to an application to extend Schedule X – the Covid-19 additions to […]
The Fair Work Commission handed down its decision in the 2020 Annual Wage Review last Thursday. The headline from the decision is that Award rates will increase by 1.75%, but in the case of the General Retail Industry Award 2010, rates will not increase until the first full pay period on or after 1 February […]