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We are receiving a lot of calls from clients worried about not being ready for Single Touch Payroll. We wish to reiterate that there is still not a lot you can do as an employer, it’s all about when your software provider will be Single Touch Payroll-enabled. You should contact your payroll software or service provider…

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Last week, the government made two significant STP announcements. The announcement included measures to: Require superannuation funds to report contributions received more frequently, at least monthly, to the ATO. This will enable the ATO to identify non-compliance and take prompt action; Bring payroll reporting into the 21st century through the rollout of Single Touch Payroll…

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Minimum Wage Increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.3% increase to the National minimum wage and the Modern Awards minimum wage. The new minimum wage is set at $694.90 per week which equates to $18.29 per hour The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2017. Fair Work…

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Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll is a government initiative to streamline business reporting obligations. Follow the below link to see what this means for your business and employees. https://www.ato.gov.au/about-ato/about-us/in-detail/strategic-direction/streamlined-reporting-with-single-touch-payroll/?=redirected

Overpayment of Staff

It’s always frustrating for an employer when they realise they have overpaid an employee.It seems simple to expect the employee to simply return the money or take it from the next pay.However things are never as simple as they seem, particularly if the overpayment occurred in a previous financial year. There are several options available…

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Public Holiday FAQ

Q.  If an employee is ordinarily rostered to work on a day that a public holiday falls and they are not required to work, what rate of pay is the employee to be paid at? Public holidays are paid at the base rate of pay for the ordinary hours that they would have worked.   The…

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PAYROLL HEALTH CHECK

One of the most important tasks for all businesses is the preparation of payroll and payment of wages. This process is complicated by additional components such as bonuses, allowances, deductions, and employer superannuation contributions. It is not surprising that countless companies are not compliant with Federal and State Legislation. Many companies handle their own payroll…

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5 Top Termination Questions

5 Top Termination Questions Q: What rate of pay do I apply to a termination payment? A: Different components of a termination pay will be treated differently. Annual Leave: this is paid at the same rate that the employee would have received had they taken the annual leave. If the employee receives an allowance (such…

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On the 29th December 2016 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) published its single enterprise agreement legislative checklist. The checklist is used by the FWC to assist them when determining agreement approval applications. It is being published to provide businesses with an outline of the requirements of agreement making, and to provide awareness of the FWC’s…

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There are just less than nine weeks until Christmas – and while that sounds scary, it is a timely reminder to start preparing for any closures that will happen at your workplace over the Christmas/New Year period. If you are planning an annual Shut Down, information on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website provides guidance on…

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