Long Service Leave

Long Service Leave   What is Long Service Leave? Long Service Leave is a reward for employees who work for a single employer for a long period of time. This offers an incentive for employees to remain in their role long-term. Employees will receive their usual wages while on long service leave; however, this incentive…

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Christmas Holidays and employees in QLD

    In preparation for the upcoming Christmas holidays in Qld take note of the additional public holidays. For those planning their end of year rosters please see the list of public holidays for Qld from the FairWork website. Each state does differ, and the public Christmas holidays in Qld has more than most. https://www.fairwork.gov.au/employment-conditions/public-holidays/2021-public-holidays#QLD…

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Director ID

What is a Director’s ID Director Identification Number (Director ID or DIN) is a new requirement for all directors. It is designed to help combat illegal activity by making it easier to trace directors’ relationships with companies. With the implementation of the Director Identification Numbers, it will be important to understand the new obligations for…

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Super Stapling

To navigate the upcoming changes to superannuation, super stapling, as part of the government’s Your Future, Your Super package of reforms. It’s important you understand how these new rules work as they will change how you pay your employees’ super. What is Your Future, Your Super and Super Stapling? As part of the federal Budget…

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Single Touch Payroll 2 Deferral

The Australian Taxation Office announced a blanket 2-month deferral for employers to transition to Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2. Australian employers will now have two more months to transition to the second phase of Single Touch Payroll. The deferral was announced by the ATO  in light of the current business environment. See link  –…

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Fairwork’s Employer Advsiory Service – Free

Fairwork has finally setup a service to offer free advice that can be relied upon by the employer. If you are unsure about a provision under the Award here is the opportunity to get free advice. Fair Work have now released an initiative for small business employers to receive free, tailored written advice about pay…

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Square Payment Platform and Xero

Xero and Square enhanced integration Square is a major player in the merchant facility space due to its ease of use and portability. You have probably used it at the local market or for paying for sports or art class. Square has created a new platform with increased features. Square assures us the free version…

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Xero Pricing Update

xero-gold-partner + cert-advisor-badges-RGB Xero have announced a price increase due to offering increased functionality in the application. The increase will be effective from 23 September 2021 excluding Cashbook plans which will increase from 16 March 2022. For Business Edition Xero files: (Increase effective 23 September 2021) Standard subscription – $54/month Premium subscription – $70/month Premium…

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Office staffing hours

We have learnt from the last 12-18 months of changing business conditions and ever-changing legislation and grants policies that it’s easy to work a lot more hours and become overloaded with the updating information. After handing over the end-of-year work to accountants, we took a breath to discuss how we are working as a team…

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