Increase to minimum wage – time to check your rates

The new national minimum wage has increased by 1.75% and will now be $753.80 per week or $19.84 per hour. For those employees not covered by an Award or Enterprise Agreement, this will be the minimum wage from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2020. For Award based employees, changes to Awards this [...]

Transitioning back to work – but not in the way you think.

There has been a lot in the media about phase 1, 2 and 3 and what businesses are going to look like post COVID-19. With restrictions easing, businesses are starting to open up and have their staff return to work. Some of your personnel may have been made redundant, some have not been working at [...]

Casual or Permanent – how much will you be up for?

If you employ casuals and they have been working for you for more than 6 months on a regular and systematic basis, the latest decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2020] FCAFC 84 should have you checking your employment agreements and payroll liabilities. In this case WorkPac Pty Ltd is now liable for back payment [...]

JobKeeper Program – Changes for 16 and 17 Year Olds

Those staff aged 16 and 17 who were previously entitled to JobKeeper payments (either as a full time worker or as a long term – regular and systematic casual) are now required to submit an additional declaration (link below) to better confirm their eligibility or not. Where they were previously eligible, but now no longer [...]

Extended Trading Hours – Be Aware of Payroll Problems

Did you know that extended trading hours could effect your payroll? The McGowan Government has approved an additional 35 hours of trading for Perth metro general retail shops from Saturday 7th December through to New Year's day. For staff, the Christmas and New Year period generally means a few extra hours at work to meet customer deadlines, [...]

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