September sees the final three public hearings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct, with contentious franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG) to front the committee.
Are you using Single Touch Payroll yet? The new streamlined payroll reporting system is off to a successful start, reports the Australian Taxation Office.
Victoria once again plays host to the latest franchise opportunities, new brands and industry advice at the Melbourne Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo.
In the wake of the Super Retail Group underpayment announcement, the National Retail Association (NRA) has called for better education for both businesses and workers in understanding the complex retail award.
Two-thirds (66 per cent) of retail employers will give their staff a pay rise of less than 3 per cent in their next review and 10 per cent will not increase salaries at all, according to the 2018-19 Hays Salary Guide.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has promised big states will no longer be unreasonably subsidising small states in a new GST carve-up with funding boosts totalling $5.2 billion over the next eight years.
With the July 1 deadline for the latest round of penalty rates cuts hitting over the weekend, more than 700,000 Australian workers including thousands in the retail and fast-food industries were impacted, but what does this mean for franchisors?