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Employees are spoilt this year as there is a small gap between public holidays during April. This means by taking three days of annual leave or ‘chucking three sickies’, employees can enjoy up to 10 days off work. Employers should plan ahead for those who wish to take annual leave during this time. But the…

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EOFY under STP

EOFY under STP This year will be the first “year end” under STP and things will be very different. Payment Summaries have a new name and location ·         Payment Summary information will now be available online at myGov. It will be called an ‘Income Statement’. ·         Once you start reporting under STP, you will no…

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Last week, Parliament passed legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting to include all small employers (those with fewer than 20 employees) from 1 July 2019. Small employers can start reporting any time from the 1 July start date to 30 September 2019. There will be generous transition arrangements including deferrals and a quarterly reporting…

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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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