Free rostering tool to help with award compliance

The National Retail Association and technology provider Rision have launched an online tool to help retailers meet their legal obligations to employees.

The release of the tool, Roster Coster, follows a series of high-profile prosecutions in the retail sector related to the underpayment of workers.

“We know that the General Retail and Fast Food Industry Awards can be difficult for employers to navigate, with penalty rates, allowances and age-based wage rates all adding to the complexity,” NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said.

“That’s why the NRA has teamed up with Rision Ltd, one of the nation’s leading creators of human resources management software, to provide the Roster Coster for the retail sector.”

Ms Lamb says Roster Coster will not only help business owners to comply with their legal obligations to their staff, but it will also help to maximise efficiency and optimise staff deployment across their business.

“We know that the overwhelming majority of retail employers work very hard to do the right thing by their staff,” she said, “but we also know that award requirements are complicated and there are severe penalties for getting it wrong.

“Roster Coster is a free tool that will give retail employers peace of mind that they’re getting the best value from their human resources budget and staying on the right side of the law.”

For more information and to access the Roster Coster, go to

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