Over the next couple of months, we have a number of public holidays. We have been receiving some questions about how you treat these in JobKeeper, so we have summarised some useful information for you below: Public holidays (extract from Fair Work Ombudsman) Public holiday pay needs to be included when calculating an employee’s usual pay if the employee: Would normally have worked on the public holiday if the JobKeeper enabling stand down direction hadn’t been given. W
Payroll can become messy and stressful when you have several employees, but getting it right is essential. Paying your employees on time and at the agreed rate is important to maintaining a productive relationship, it's also a legal requirement! What is payroll? Payroll is a list of your employees and the total amount of money you pay them. It includes salaries or wages, bonuses, allowances, and benefits. Deductions such as tax are also part of payroll. Different Ways to run
With great employees comes great responsibility! The time before your new employee starts is an opportunity to check your employer responsibilities and make sure you’re well prepared. Always act in good faith and treat employees fairly
When interacting with employees, every action must be done in good faith. Follow a fair process and be honest at all times.
Allow employees to raise concerns and respond to them immediately. If you have an issue with an employee, discuss it wit
In June this year, the Fair Work Commission announced the result of their annual wage review: a 1.75% increase to minimum wages. While the increase is usually applied to all awards from 1 July, the extraordinary events of 2020 led to the Commission deciding to increase groups of awards in three separate stages. Group 1 Awards: including frontline health care, social assistance, teachers, childcare and other essential services were increased on 1 July 2020. On 1 November 2020,
The ATO will be getting in touch with any business not using Single Touch Payroll (STP) to report payroll. They will send SMS and emails at first, followed up with letters for those that do not respond. Small employers with only closely held payees have until 1st July 2021 to start STP reporting, but if you are ready you can start earlier. A closely held payee is someone who is directly related to the entity from which they receive payments including family members, directors