Is your business keeping accurate records?

If you don’t, it will become a very expensive exercise… Written by Sid Sidhu and Justine Ansell, NRA Legal Record keeping can be a time consuming and tedious task for most businesses, especially those without a dedicated payroll team. However, members must be vigilant in this space given the strict legal requirements and in light […]

Fair Work Inspectors conduct surprise on-site audits in Melbourne

NRA Legal Once again, the Fair Work Ombudsman (‘FWO’) has demonstrated its broad powers to conduct on-site audits, this time in Melbourne’s entertainment hot spots including Carlton, Brunswick and Fitzroy North. In a reprise of similar events in Sydney’s South-West and Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley earlier this year, the FWO has sent inspectors to more than […]

The Legalities of Workplace Liability

The Fair Work Ombudsman has warned employers and those in management positions to be careful of their actions when it comes to workplace liability.  Accessorial liability provisions contained in the Fair Work Act now make it possible that with body corporate employers, proceedings may be brought not only against the principal corporate offender, but also […]

Newsflash – Get Your Offset Clause Health Check Now!

In a recent ruling, a Magistrate allowed an employee to pursue unpaid overtime and lunch break claims totalling $29,000 as the employment contract failed to properly specify provisions it purported to oust in her annualised salary. Next Residential Pty Ltd, a Perth building company, denied an employee had been directed to work through lunch breaks […]

Admin to warehouse staff – Do you know their rights?

Article by Workplace Advisor – F.Dunstone In this article, National Retail Association’s Workplace Advisor, Felicity Dunstone, debunks some common misconceptions and highlights a few tricky entitlements in the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 [MA000002] (Clerks Award) and the Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2010 [MA000084] (Storage Services Award). CLERKS AWARD Myth 1: Employees doing […]