Posts By: alltech

The festive season is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about what happens over Christmas and New Year as many businesses either shut down or have less assigned staff at work. Planning ahead… Employers can suggest employees to take annual leave during a shut down if their award or registered agreement or contract…

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Employee Self Service Portal

We at Alltech are always looking to improve the service to our clients. In listening to what our clients require, we changed our payroll software to Keypay. One of the advantages of using Keypay is the ESS (Employee Self Service ) Portal. Follow this link to see how your business can improve it’s payroll processes with this…

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Termination of Employment Timing of Final Pay The Fair Work Act does not specify when amounts due on termination should be paid to the employee. In the past, Fair Work provided us with the following advice: It should be paid to an employee on their last day of work or on the next scheduled pay…

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The ATO has released some helpful information which can be shared with employees about STP. The main introduction page is available here: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Single-Touch-Payroll/Single-Touch-Payroll-for-employees/ This page then links to the following pages: What Single Touch Payroll means for employees https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Single-Touch-Payroll/Single-Touch-Payroll-for-employees/What-Single-Touch-Payroll-means-for-employees/ Setting up your myGov account https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Single-Touch-Payroll/Single-Touch-Payroll-for-employees/Setting-up-your-myGov-account/ Accessing your income statement or payment summary online https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Single-Touch-Payroll/Single-Touch-Payroll-for-employees/Accessing-your-income-statement-or-payment-summary-online/ When…

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Follow this link https://www.fwc.gov.au/awards-agreements/minimum-wages-conditions/annual-wage-reviews/annual-wage-review-2017-18 to find out all the necessary information for the 2017-18 Annual Wage Review.

Quite often in payroll we are asked to fill out an Employment Separation Certificate for an employee to give to Centrelink. Centrelink uses the Separation Certificate to determine when a person is entitled to receive benefits such as Newstart. Claimants are expected to use leave and redundancy payments to support themselves before being paid the…

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With the introduction of “Real Time Payment” employees and employers want to know if the New Payments Platform (NPP) can be accessed for processing payroll. Here is what the Communications Strategist of NPPA has to say. The New Payments Platform has been established to facilitate real time payments between bank accounts, whether it be consumer to…

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When an employee leaves a company and does not return items such as a laptop, mobile phone or uniform, we are often asked if the cost of the item/s can be deducted from their termination pay. Usually the answer is NO. You still need to pay the termination pay and recover the missing equipment as a…

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Employers who defy orders to pay superannuation to their employees will face jail terms of up to 12 months under draft legislation unveiled today by the Turnbull Government. The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, said the draft laws would extend the “Single Touch Payroll” technology to all employers from July 1, 2019….

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Unless there is some last minute success in negotiations, it looks like there will be a train strike on Monday 29 January in Sydney. What impact will this have on your employees, and what does it mean for payroll? On any given day, it is your personal responsibility as an employee to arrive at work on…

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