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Seven pay rules employers often break

Tracy Angwin, CEO at Australian Payroll Association, has revealed the seven rules surrounding employee pay and entitlements that employers commonly break. Ms Angwin says employee-related federal and state-based legislation and employee awards change regularly. “Therefore,” she said, “companies need to be aware of their legal obligations to enable them to …

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ARA and American Express team up in new partnership

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has announced a new strategic partnership with American Express. According to ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman, a more direct relationship between the ARA and American Express will strengthen developments in payments innovation and create new products that meet the needs of Australian retailers. “American Express …

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Ombudsman inquiry to ‘shine a light’ on insolvency system

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has announced an inquiry into the insolvency system. The Insolvency Practices Inquiry will investigate if current insolvency practices achieve the best possible outcome for small and family businesses in financial trouble. “This inquiry will shine a light on the insolvency …

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Senior level temps gaining popularity

The annual Hays Salary Guide, which surveyed more than 3,400 organisations, has revealed that more than 22 per cent of organisations employed temporary or contract staff at the senior level over the past 12 months, with another six per cent employing executive or c-suite candidates for short-term needs. The report …

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Cutting the red tape

The federal government has reportedly committed to cutting unnecessary regulation for small businesses, a move welcomed by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. Ms Carnell says small businesses and family enterprises are calling for less unnecessary regulation so that they can focus on actually growing their …

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FMCG marketing celebrated at Shop! ANZ awards

The best of the best in FMCG marketing design was celebrated at last night’s Shop! ANZ 2019 Marketing at Retail Awards. Ferrero Australia and Kraft Heinz took home the night’s biggest prizes. Ferrero Australia’s Kinder Halloween POP display by Orora Specialty Packaging and The Mix Agency won several Awards throughout …

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Customer loyalty schemes a cause of concern

Customer loyalty schemes, including frequent flyer, supermarket and credit card operators, must ensure they are not misleading consumers according to an ACCC draft report. The ACCC’s Customer Loyalty Schemes draft report raises concerns about the opaque terms and conditions of loyalty schemes preventing consumers from making informed choices that align with their …

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Fonterra enjoys benefits of technology

Fonterra New Zealand’s distribution centre had been challenged though reception of a mix of orders needing consolidation at the same store or depot. Problems in the system included that there was no way of easily knowing what had been delivered, when it had been delivered and what had been accepted. …

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