From Monday morning this week the media was abuzz with comments about possible changes to the General Retail Award 2020 based on an agreement reached between the SDA, AWU and the ACTU and MGA and COSBOA. Whilst those parties have reached an agreement, there is a long way to go until the Award is changed […]
NANA’s Conditions of Employment Guide which covers compassionate leave has been updated to conform with certain changes from the General Retail Industry Award 2020 and the Fair Work Information Statement issued in August 2020.
The General Retail Industry Award 2020 has been updated to reflect the 1.75% increase in wages which flows from the June 2020 Annual Wage Review decision. The increase was delayed due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the retail sector.
The next change to wage rates under the General Retail Industry Award 2020 is scheduled for the first full pay period to commence on or after 1 February 2021. The change will see an increase of 1.75% across the board. This increase is the delayed 1 July 2020 annual wage review increase which was delayed due […]
NANA expects the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the Fair Work Act will now take longer than originally expected to see the light of day. Originally, NANA advised it was unlikely the package would not be approved by Parliament until February 2021. The Bill has now been referred to a Parliamentary committee and won’t resurface […]
NANA has been an active participant in proceedings before the Fair Work Commission concerning an application by the SDA (the Union) to increase junior rates to adult rates for those junior employees working above Level 1 under the General Retail Industry Award 2020.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has penalised a small business for failing to include superannuation details on pay slips. The Court considered the severity of the breach which only covered 12 instances of failing to record the name and number of the superannuation fund to which contributions were made, as required by regulation 3.46(5) of […]
To assist with planning and cost containment, NANA is advising of known changes to the General Retail Industry Award 2020 which will occur between now and 30 June 2021.
The General Retail Industry Award 2020 came into operation from the first complete pay period to commence on or after 1 October 2020. By now, unless a Newsagent uses a fortnightly pay period, the new Award applies.
The General Retail Industry Award 2020 will come into force from the first complete pay period on or after 1 October 2020. That means the new Award (a reworked plain language version of the 2010 Award) will apply to most Newsagents in the ACT and NSW over the next week or so.