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How to be an Authentic Ally for Minority Groups

At some point in our lives, we all have most likely experienced having or needing an ally. When you were at school, did a teacher ever get you in trouble for something you didn’t do? Were your siblings ever guilty of picking on you? Or were you ever targeted …
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Annual Leave Payout Calculator [UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2020]

Updated on the 12th of September, 2020 The importance of using an annual leave payout calculator correctly So you’ve come to the decision to dismiss an employee? Of course, you followed our sage advice to have fastidiously applied procedural fairness and maintain detailed records along the way to reaching that …
12 questions to ask your payroll provider
The decision to outsource payroll is a huge step for most businesses. Switching to outsourced payroll can be a hugely beneficial strategy but that doesn’t take away from the large commitment that comes with choosing a payroll provider. It’s one of the most intimate tasks where the wrong …
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The Ultimate Guide to Single Touch Payroll

By now you’ve probably heard about Single Touch Payroll (STP). Many of you have already hopped aboard the Automation Train, destination: Compliance. The ATO released a great article that breaks down exactly how STP works. Basically, it works by sending tax and super information from your payroll or accounting …
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14 FAQ Payroll Questions Answered

There’s been a lot happening in the world of payroll lately. The ATO introduce Single Touch Payroll (STP), the national minimum wage increased by 3.5 percent and Fair Work has very publicly audited businesses of all sizes and caught out many for underpaying staff and misinterpreting awards. As a result, …
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The Top 3 Reasons To Switch To Outsourced Payroll

EOFY is the yearly moment that businesses often dread. Time-consuming, admin heavy tasks begin to really start to gather momentum, which often means reconciling the entire year’s payroll. However, it shouldn’t be a burden or a time of concern. Instead, it’s an opportunity to draw a line …
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Australia – the land of droughts, flooding rains and payroll errors! Last week we learnt that 72% of the 243 food businesses audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman in Glebe, Richmond and Fortitude Valley were non compliant. This week we learnt that retail giant Lush Cosmetics has underpaid 5,000 staff around $2m over the …
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Employee Underpayments In The Spotlight Again

Another week and another top eatery are making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time around it’s Melbourne restaurant Chin Chin that’s under fire. A former worker alleges staff were rostered to work 52 hours a week despite being paid for only 38 hours resulting in underpayment by $9,454 …
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Public Holiday Penalty Rates Over Christmas

Public holiday penalty rates: don’t slip-up on Christmas holiday entitlements. With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Sundays this festive season, there’s a rush of additional and substitute holiday days. To make sure you’re paying your workforce the correct rates, and get stuck with …
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