The Queen’s Birthday is recognised as a public holiday in Queensland on Monday 7th October 2019.
The Queen’s Birthday public holiday has been moved around the Queensland calendar a couple of times over the past 8 years, along with the Labour Day public holiday. … keep reading
From 1 October 2019, new rates will apply in the General Retail Industry Award, specifically for weekday evening rates and Saturday rates.
We’ve created a super straight-forward infographic for you to explain the changes. … keep reading
From 1 July 2019, Single Touch Payroll (STP) has applied to all businesses employing staff in Australia. STP uses your payroll or accounting software to send your employees’ tax and superannuation information straight to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) after each pay run is processed. … keep reading
Employment legislation in Australia can be complicated. Despite these complications, penalties can be significant if an employer gets it wrong. We’ve compiled 10 of the more common mistakes employers think are ok, but aren’t. … keep reading
From 1 July 2019, Single Touch Payroll (STP) will apply to all businesses in Australia. STP uses your payroll or accounting software to send your employees’ tax and superannuation information straight to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) after each pay run is processed.
Employers with 20 or more employees should now be operating within the STP requirements, unless they have a specific approval to commence STP at a later date. … keep reading
Many employment trends will come and go, but we’re feeling certain these factors will be the focus for many employers in the first 6 months of 2019. Our team at Workplace Central will continue to keep abreast of these factors and keep you up to date with any major decisions.
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Employment rules and regulations in Australia are numerous! Over time, we’ve heard business owners repeat myths and misunderstandings regarding their employer obligations, particularly regarding payments so today, we thought we’d cover some of the issues we’ve heard. Let’s hope they clear up any misconceptions for you, too!
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It feels like we’re regularly seeing media releases of companies mistakenly underpaying staff lately. It’s a reflection of the not-so-simple, Modern Award system, that many businesses employ their staff under. Interpreting the terms of the Modern Awards can be challenging, especially for those not well-versed in the language used, or without proper attention to detail. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of also inadvertently underpaying your employees.
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With only a little over a month until the end of the financial year, we’ve put together a checklist of important tasks to make your year-end transition a smooth one. Even if your business slows with winter on its way, this is often one of the busiest times of year for paperwork! … keep reading
In an effort to streamline the payroll reporting process the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has introduced an initiative called ‘Single Touch Payroll’ that will require employers with 20 or more employees to change their reporting practices from 1 July 2018.