Payroll Blog

How to Interpret Australia’s Complex Award System

How to Overcome the Difficulty of Interpreting Australia’s Modern Awards In recent years, many high profile cases involving the widespread underpayment of employee wages has soured the reputation of some of Australia’s most beloved brands. From 7-Eleven and Woolworths...

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How Outdated Payroll Software Can Hurt Your Business

Did you know? According to the 2019 Payroll Benchmark Report, a staggering 83 percent of 1,831 employers confessed to not having updated their payroll software since 2000.[1] That’s not all. Of the remaining 17 percent of employers who had recently updated their...

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Legislative Changes that effect Payroll 2019/20

The new financial year is quickly approaching and for many businesses that will mean changes will have to be made to their payroll to remain compliant with legislation. The main focus for July 1st is to have STP (Single Touch Payroll) in place.  All businesses...

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Single Touch Payroll is Coming for Small Business

Business owners have an ongoing responsibility to stay on top of all law changes that may affect their operation. The arrival of Single Touch Payroll (STP) is one such change, and this new development is the biggest initiative introduced by the...

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Unpaid Leave for Domestic Violence & Family Violence

NEW: Unpaid Leave to Deal with Family and Domestic Violence. The Fair Work Commission will soon be updating all industry and occupation awards to include a new clause that allows employees to take unpaid leave to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence....

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Legislative Changes that affect Payroll in 2018/2019

The new financial year is upon us, and for many businesses that will mean making changes to their payroll as a result of legislation coming into force on 1 July 2018. Keeping track of any changes to payroll legislation and remaining compliant can be a headache –...

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Modern Awards: The Impact on Payroll

Modern awards set out the minimum terms and conditions of employment on top of the National Employment Standards (NES). They provide entitlements such as rates of pay, hours of work, allowances, penalty rates and overtime. As such it is critical for HR and Payroll managers to be aware of any changes to modern awards that affect their employees.

Utilising outsourced payroll services or ‘cloud payroll‘ providers can reduce the risk of non-compliance for many organisations, ensuring the currency and accuracy of pay rates and other entitlements. At E-Payoffice for example, our system can automatically calculate hours and apply penalties, loadings and overtime based on the updated Award or EBA. Our dedicated payroll expert can also flag any relevant or potential issues and talk you through the impact of any changes to awards.

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