Have your say: Paid Parental Leave

The NRA frequently invites its members to participate in surveys on important workplace relations matters. As a peak body for the retail and fast food industries, the data helps to inform our advocacy on behalf of our members and industry and will help us to track trends on key workplace relations matters. This Paid Parental […]

Deliberate contraventions of workplace laws empties employer’s pockets

By Emma Treherne and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal An employer who deliberately withheld parental leave payments to an employee has been ordered to pay a whopping $98,700.00 in penalties.  Judge Nicholls of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia held that both the employer and company director of the employer broke the law by, amongst other […]

Proposed changes to parental leave


New legislation has been introduced in the Federal Parliament with the purpose of increasing paid parental leave (PPL) to 20 weeks, which is an increase from the current 18 weeks. The Government is seeking crossbench support in the Senate for the revised PPL scheme.  The changes would mean that workers whose employers who have a […]