1 July Changes

There are legal, financial and other changes your business will have to be across right now. Not sure what they are or what to do? Don’t worry, we outline the key ones here.
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Payday super proposed

From July 2026, employers will be required to pay super for their employees at the same time as their salary and wages.
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Super guarantee rate change scheduled

With another Super Guarantee rate increase scheduled on 1 July, employers are reminded to update their payroll system to align with these changes.
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10 Tips on Onboarding Remote Employees

Remote employment presents challenges which means helping employees quickly become comfortable, engaged and productive. Here's how to make your onboarding process a success.
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Expanding Single Touch Payroll Phase 2

Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 will streamline employers reporting payroll information about their employees to government agencies.
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Attracting talent to your workplace

Having trouble attracting talent to your workplace? Here are 7 ways to distinguish your business in a competitive hiring environment.
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Getting employees on board for the holiday rush?

Hiring additional employees to help with surging end-of-year demand? The New employment form, accessed through ATO online services, will help reduce employer admin.
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STP Phase 2 reporting

We’ve noticed some mistakes businesses are making as we move to STP Phase 2 reporting and are sharing the most common ones so you can avoid them.
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Minimum wage increase for some awards from 1 October 2022

Minimum wages in 10 awards in the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors increase from 1 October 2022.
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Superannuation Guarantee changes

From July the SG eligibility threshold changed. Find out how to ensure your payroll systems correctly calculate new SG entitlements.
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Single Touch Payroll changes 2022

Everthing employers need to know about Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2 reporting requirements and digital service payroll provider deferrals.
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Prepare Payroll for year end

With the end of the financial year approaching, follow these steps to ensure that your payroll and payroll summaries are in order.
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EOFY resources for small business

Get help with tidying up the books and wrapping up the accounts this end of financial year (EOFY) with these resources for your small business.
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Employer guide to family and domestic violence

As an employer, you need to know that the Fair Work Act now provides minimum entitlements for employees around family and domestic violence.
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Increased penalty rates for casual hair and beauty weekend workers

Fair Work Australia has announced increased penalty rates for casual hair and beauty workers on weekends, to begin in January and be phased in over two years.
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Stapled super funds start this month

From 1 Nov 2021, if you have new employees start, employers may have an extra step to comply with choice of fund rules.
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Stapled super funds

From 1 November, if any new employees start, the employer may have an extra step to comply with the choice of super fund rules.
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Minimum Wage Rate 2.5% increase

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission announced its decision to increase the Queensland minimum wage by 2.5% effective on and from 1 September 2021.
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STP Phase 2 starts January 2022

Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2 reporting starts 1 January 2022; learn what it means for employers.
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Employment Contract Tool

The Government has launched a new online tool for small business owners to build your own employment contract for an employee under Australia's Fair Work System that is tailored to your business needs.

Superannuation guarantee increase on 1 July

An SG base rate rise is set from 1 July which will increase from 9.5% to 10%, followed by incremental half percentage point increases each year to 12% on 1 July 2025.
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Single Touch Payroll changes

From 1 July 2021, most small businesses will need to be STP compliant. This includes small employers with closely held payees, as well as some microbusinesses and seasonal employers.
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Winning and keeping talent

If you’re a small business owner, here are four ways to set yourself apart as a top employer to win and keep your employee talent.
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JobKeeper is changing

It’s good to hear JobKeeper has been extended, with some notable changes. We’ve tried to capture what’s new with the wage-subsidy program in this article.
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JobKeeper 2.0

For businesses to remain eligible for JobKeeper 2.0, your business turnover does get retested each quarter and needs to still show a reduction.
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JobKeeper audits underway

Imagine going through the rigmarole to apply for JobKeeper when COVID-19 restrictions were rife, only to find your application rejected months later by Tax Office auditors. That is what happened to one small business who took a DIY approach to their JobKeeper application.
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Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.
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Deadline for JobKeeper is extended

If you’re an Australian business applying for JobKeeper, the window to enrol for the subsidy payments from end-March has been extended. You now have an extra month, as the ATO has set a deadline of 31 May.
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Superannuation guarantee amnesty

This SG Amnesty law change provides a number of incentives for employers to pay any unpaid historical superannuation guarantee (SG) amounts relating to the period 1 July 1992 to 31 March 2018.
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JobKeeper Enrolments Start Monday 20 April

JobKeeper Enrolments will start on Monday and be open for two weeks for the first payment period. There is a step-by-step process to follow for this scheme which we can do for you to allow you to continue focusing on your business.
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JobKeeper – Waiting on Release of Further Details

As you probably are aware the Bill has been passed but as yet we do not have any further details. We believe this information will be released shortly and as soon as we know more can let you know.
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Coronavirus Jobkeeper Payment

The Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper payment to help keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by the Coronavirus.
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Australian modern awards changes

If you’re an Australian employer, you may be aware that changes are coming to modern awards that will require added compliance.
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Super Guarantee amnesty

Last year’s announcement of an amnesty for employers who come forward to correct underpayments of their super guarantee obligations has been resurrected in a new bill.
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Single Touch Payroll deadline passed

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While the initial deadline was 1 July 2019, the ATO provided a three-month transition period for employers that needed more time.
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STP transition year for large employers has ended

Single Touch Payroll transition year for large employers has ended. Make sure you are STP reporting or are covered by a deferral as penalties may apply.
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