KEEPING YOU INFORMED
Some Thoughts from the World of HR
The deadline for Individual (Employee) tax returns is coming up and as a result small business owners and managers could face more questions about how employees access their information.
As a small business owner, budgeting for Christmas gifts can be challenging. There’s the Christmas party (fingers crossed we’ll be able to have one), potentially slow cash flow during January to think about and (in some industries) the burden of leave loading to get your head and budget around. However, after working hard during the year, the team deserves some recognition. How do you reward your employees without getting an overdraft from the Bank? Read our tips below for simple yet useful gifts.
Christmas is just around the Corner. If you are planning to take advantage of your slower period of Christmas and with a Christmas shut down period, now is the time to be communicating to the team. If you have questions about a Christmas shut down, reach out to us. We are happy to help.
Our wonderful Therese Ravell has been named the Volunteer of the Year Northern Beaches at the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards hosted by the Centre for Volunteering. The nomination described her as a “serial volunteer” who has been helping to steer the volunteering efforts of Meals on Wheels NSW for the past decade. She also helps her local P&C and Cubs branch, Dune Care Group and raises money for the Leukemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave and the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
As government subsidies change in the coming weeks, there may be new decision points for SME owners and managers. Unfortunately, the coming weeks could be crunch time for some businesses who are still dealing with reduced revenue opportunity and now face the end of the moratorium on creditor petitions.
Supported by Impact HR, TheOnlineCo. implemented Impact HR’s onboarding process to improve their hiring and reporting system. Now, the business can manage the entire recruiting lifecycle, while providing candidates with a better experience.
On 21 July 2020, the Australian Government announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the JobKeeper Payment scheme will be extended by a further six months until 28 March 2021, from the original end date of 27 September 2020.
Recently the Fair Work Commission made a decision that NEW annualised salary provisions will be applied to a range of Modern Awards, commencing 1st March 2020 onwards. This change means, if your employee (s) is covered by an applicable award, your obligations for paying employee salaries are also going to change.
Recently there was a lot of publicity about the Federal Court case in which a casual was awarded back payment for Annual and Personal Leave. This led to concern that all casual employees could potentially ‘double dip’ and receive highly hourly rates as well as leave entitlements. There was a lot of press about this and many of our clients were extremely concerned about cost spiralling out of control.
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