The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently announced significant changes for the retail industry, that have come as a surprise to many Australian retailers in the lead up to Christmas.

From 1 November 2018, casual employees engaged under the General Retail Award 2010 will be entitled to an additional 15% pay for all work performed on a Saturday. This is up from the additional 10% when working between 7am – 6pm on a Saturday (plus their casual loading of 25%). … keep reading

There’s a growing opinion amongst younger generations, that working in a 9-5 job, with the same company until retirement and pensions, is not a dream of theirs, that is shared by their parents and grandparents.

Instead, moving through various roles and multiple career paths is the norm. Roles that provide meaning and purpose, plus time to enjoy the extra-circular activities they love, or looking after growing families, are relished and revered. Workplace flexibility provisions can become a great recruitment tool, engagement booster and overall productivity improvement model. … keep reading

For many of us, ANZAC Day is one of the few days we take to really stop. Many shops aren’t open and if you’ve woken up early to experience a dawn service, an afternoon nap is usually in order.

As business owners and managers, you may be wondering whether businesses close because they want to, or they have to. We’ve summarised the requirements for Queensland businesses below. … keep reading

Over 2.2 million Australian women have experienced family and domestic violence, and it’s becoming a huge issue for our society. It’s staggering to know that at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner. As a result, the Fair Work Commission has been considering submissions on how to be manage the effects on employees and their employers in the workplace.

The Federal Court has announced its decision regarding United Voice and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association application to overturn the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to reduce the penalty rates for full time, part time and some casual roles in the hospitality, retail and fast food industries.