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Payroll tax explained

If you operate a business in Australia with over 20 employees, chances are that you’re paying payroll tax. Even if you’re only paying wages (salary, bonuses etc.) in one state or territory, this self-assessed tax can do your head in. But if you’re paying employees across multiple states …

Payroll Scandals: 18 Big Australian Mistakes [2021 update]

First published 19 February 2019, last updated 13 April 2021. Payroll has been a hot topic in the news lately. One reason is the announcement last week that Single Touch Payroll will now be obligatory for businesses of all sizes from July 1, 2019. Another reason is that those payroll “scandals” just keeps on coming. […]
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When should you bring payroll in-house?

Payroll is an essential part of every company’s operations and a foundational part of employee engagement. If you have a well-oiled payroll process, your staff will love you, but if you run payroll inconsistently, you risk major upset. It’s a numbers and admin-heavy task, so it’s understandable …
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Implementing an HRIS tool like Employment Hero is one of the easiest ways to improve business performance. Instead of wasting time on HR admin and letting bigger, more important things fall by the wayside, an HRIS can automate traditionally time-consuming tasks like leave management, onboarding, timesheets, managing employee files and …
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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 …
Calculating annual leave payout amounts
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 …
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Annualised salary changes reminder

Last year, the Fair Work Commission introduced changes to the way annualised salaries are applied for over a dozen modern awards. This annualised salary changes reminder is here to help! From 1 March 2020, businesses that employ people under any one of these awards must: Keep a record of all hours worked …
12 questions to ask your payroll provider

STP Phase 2

UPDATE: Since this article was published, the ATO has announced that mandatory STP Phase 2 reporting will commence from 1 January 2022—six months extension from the previously proposed 1 July 2021 start date. The article has been updated to reflect these changes.   Who could forget the initial rollout of single touch payroll (STP)? …
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Timesheets Guide: What Are They and Do You Need Them?

The timesheet is an indispensable tool for every business, no matter its size. From tracking the size of a shift to using them to help create a project-management strategy, your timesheets give you vital data on your employees and operations. Measuring time and attendance can be a task that many …
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