Fair Work Commission resolves ambiguity around casual penalty rates

casual penalty rates

You will recall at the beginning of this month the NRA had reported on the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to introduce additional penalties for casual employees under the General Retail Industry Award 2010 (the Retail Award). Last week, the National Retail Association (NRA) intervened in the matter and filed written submissions to the FWC […]

Federal Court throws casual employment into a tailspin

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal In a decision handed down on 16 August 2018, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has thrown casual employment, and the efficacy of its use, into a tailspin. In a case which is likely to be appealed to the High Court by the employer, […]

Part 4: Modern Award Series – Categories of employment

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If you’ve been following our Modern Award Series, you should by now be certain when a Modern Award will cover your employees, what Modern Award applies and how your employees will be classified under an applicable Modern Award. Following on from Part 3 of this series, it will be necessary to consider in what capacity […]

Hanging onto Christmas Casuals: A Guide for Retailers

Retail start-ups

by Ben Desir, Workplace Advisor, NRA Legal How did you do? Did you manage the mad dash for last minute Christmas gifts? Chances are you brought on a number of casual members of staff to help deal with the Christmas rush. It’s also likely that a few of these casuals really stepped up to the […]

Professional development that works for retailers

One of the most popular training programs the NRA has been delivering in recent years has been the one day Customer Service workshop.  High staff turnover and a high casual workforce can make suitable professional development programs for retail staff hard to find. This is why over the past year, the NRA has been offering […]

Modern Award Review Developments

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been actively involved in the Fair Work Commission’s four yearly review of Modern Awards. Of key importance to our members is our push to reduce Sunday penalty rates and our opposition to claims by the unions, primarily relating to casual conversion and to increase minimum shift entitlements. Recent developments in […]

Free* retail training for all part-time and casual employees!

Do you have any staff you would like to upskill? Take advantage of our special offer!  All part-time and casual employees are invited to participate in the following workshops at no cost, that’s right FREE*!  Customer Service Workshop Being a successful retail salesperson is more than just describing products and services. The National Retail Association (NRA) can […]