Improving opportunities for people with a disability

opportunities for people with a disability

As a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the National Retail Association has been working on policies that improve the workforce participation of a diverse range of groups that often struggle to secure work.  People with disability is one such group.  We are helping the Government to be better informed about what […]

New Zealand Employment Law Changes

The following article is posted here for NRA members who operate in New Zealand. The article was originally published by NRA Partner, Positive People.  This year New Zealand retailers are expecting to see a significant shift in the employment legislation landscape, and recent announcements signal the start of these changes. The following changes have been confirmed: Trial […]

Have your say on industry skills needs

SkillsIQ is conducting a national survey to look at workforce and skills issues and gain your feedback. All stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey and have your say. The data collected will be collated and provided to the relevant Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) and used to inform the development of the 2018 Industry Skills […]

Queensland Tourism Workforce Plan 2017-20

Have your say on the future of your region’s tourism workforce Jobs Queensland worked extensively with industry stakeholders to develop the Queensland Tourism Workforce Plan 2017–20. Launched on 20 July 2017 by the Minister for Training and Skills, the Honourable Yvette D’Ath, the Plan outlines strategies to meet the opportunities of a growing tourism sector […]

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 […]

Employer “on notice” for overworking manager

The Victorian Supreme Court found an abattoir business to have breached its duty of care to an employee’s health by requiring them to work 70 hours a week and be on call 24/7. Due to Castricum Brothers Pty Ltd cutting its workforce, Joseph Roussety was promoted to plant manager, increasing his hours gradually from 40 […]

MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Small retail businesses under review in Victoria

The Victorian State Government has commenced its small business regulation review to help identify barriers that are hindering growth and sustainability across the state. The review will be led by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, with a goal to reducing red tape and the regulatory burden on small businesses. Small businesses […]

Top tips for mature aged workers

It is projected that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population over 65 years will almost double to around 25 per cent. At the same time, growth in the population of traditional workforce age is expected to slow to almost zero. With growth in the number of people of workforce age expected […]

A Few Wise Words from Some Witty Women

Who runs the world? As Beyoncé postulates – girls. We have seen strong women rise to the top of their field, be they the arts, business or politics. The benefit of this go beyond equity and social justice – research from La Trobe University found a positive link between female board membership and financial performance. […]