ATO to further punish non-compliance with PAYG obligations from 1 July 2019
Now, the ATO has added another incentive for PAYG compliance. From 1 July, businesses that fail to comply lose the ability to claim the corresponding payments as a tax deduction. read more
Do you need a permit to employ children in the family business?
Some employers may be unaware that there is legislation that governs the employment of children, which should be considered before they are brought into the workplace. This is relevant even when the children to be employed are relatives of you or your employees. read more
What does Victoria’s new Labour Hire Licensing Scheme mean for businesses in Australia?
The legislation affects individuals and/or entities that make arrangements to hire or host labour hire from Victoria. Labour hire providers are now required to obtain a license and must lodge annual reports on their labour hire activities. read more
Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting now updated and for all employers
Now legislation has been passed so that businesses with up to 19 employees are legally required to complete STP reporting from 1 July 2019. The new legislation also extends the scope of STP reporting to include some salary sacrificed amounts. read more
December 2018 update to the National Employment Standards (NES)
The Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018 provides an update to the National Employment Standards. This change is effective from 12 December 2018. So what are the National Employment Standards now? The National Employment Standards (NES) define the ten minimum employee entitlements in Australia. They cannot be excluded or reduced under any contract, award or agreement. read more
Payroll Updates for Employers: November 2018
Below are three key payroll updates for employers to be aware of and action where relevant: 1- Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Vic), 2 - Casual Conversion Clause in Modern Awards, 3 - Instant Payments. read more
Payroll Updates for Employers: September 2018
Below are four key payroll updates for employers to be aware of and action where relevant: read more
7 Key Points on the new Family and Domestic Violence Leave Entitlements in Modern Awards
The Fair Work Commission has added a new clause to all Industry and Occupation Awards to bring in an entitlement to unpaid family and domestic violence leave. What this means is that employees experiencing family or domestic violence will be able to take 5 days unpaid leave each year, for the purpose of dealing with the impact of such violence. read more
Amendments passed on Long Service Leave legislation in Victoria with imminent effect
The following changes to how Long Service Leave (LSL) is accrued and when and how it can be taken are about to take effect for Victorian employees: read more
Top 7 Questions on the Super Guarantee Amnesty
The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services announced a 12 month Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty on 24 May 2018. This Amnesty is intended to rectify historic Superannuation Guarantee (SG) compliance through offering employers an opportunity to correct any payment shortfalls without the usual hefty penalties involved. Below we answer the top seven questions being asked about the Amnesty. read more

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