National Retail Association and Tanda combine forces to help retailers pay right Australian retailers can now cut their risk of expensive and damaging wage underpayments thanks to an innovative new partnership between the National Retail Association and HR software company Tanda.

The partners have joined forces to develop a training and education program designed to help retail businesses transition away from patchy multi-platform approaches to employee scheduling, towards seamless online rostering and accurate payroll.

National Retail’s Legal Practice Director, Lindsay Carroll, said she believes the partnership will see significant take-up, as the compliance features built into Tanda’s product is offered to the Association’s 6,500+ members.

“The retail industry is always one of the usual suspects when it comes to Fair Work Ombudsman audits and investigations, and that’s largely because of the significant complexity of the General Retail Industry Award,” Ms Carroll said.

“Much more than other businesses, retailers have to contend with overtime, weekend and holiday penalty rates, shift allowances, casual rates of pay and a variety of other intricacies. Mum and Dad franchisee businesses, especially, really struggle to stay compliant, despite their best intentions and best efforts.”

“We have scoured the market and we are delighted to appoint Tanda as our preferred provider to members, and to join forces to keep building the capacity of the retail industry to stay Fair Work compliant.”

Tanda General Manager AU/NZ, Phil Johnson, said the new relationship could not be a better strategic fit.

“Our mission is to eliminate employment friction for shift and hourly employees, and by partnering with the National Retail Association we will be able to offer our support to Australia’s largest sector with the endorsement of an Association which we know retailers trust.”

The partnership has been formed in time for the National Retail Awards & Gala in Brisbane later this month, at which Tanda will present the People & Culture Retailer of the Year Award to one of these finalists: Boardriders; Dissh; Hoyts; Oz Hair and Beauty; Vinnies Victoria. Media contact:

National Media Association media unit – 07 3240 0163 or 0467 792 013

About National Retail Association

The National Retail Association is a not-for-profit organisation that represents the interests of retailers across Australia. We exist to support, inform, protect and represent the interests of retailers and quick-service restaurants. We understand the issues and opportunities facing retailers every day.

National Retail Association members can expect to receive the latest industry information, the fastest news updates and the best range of industry insights to help their businesses grow and succeed.

The retail industry plays a huge role in Australia’s economy, employment and greater livelihood and we are dedicated to helping unite retailers and stakeholders for the success of the industry, now and for the future.

About Tanda
Tanda is an all-in-one Payroll, HR and Workforce Management software company headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.. Tanda’s mission is to eliminate employment friction for shift and hourly employees.

Tanda’s products specialise in automating compliance with the Modern Award system, as well as handling of complex Enterprise Agreements. From this foundation, Tanda has built the most complete set of Workforce Management Software for employers of all sizes, all across Australia.

Tanda was founded in 2012 in Brisbane, and remains an independent vendor. Tanda is not controlled by a private equity firm, and is not a roll-up of smaller software companies. Instead, Tanda’s focus is on solving the hardest employment compliance problems that Tanda’s customers face. Tanda is a proudly Australian company.