Record-keeping rundown: a quick guide on record-keeping obligations

Businesses operating in Australia are subject to a number of requirements around record-keeping obligations. Whilst it may not seem like the most important part of running a business, it plays a significant role in employment compliance and the punishments for not being compliant can severely impact a business. Through this guide we’ll specify what details businesses must record and why it is so important for businesses to record them.

What employers need to know about penalty and allowances

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Once you’ve identified the correct base rate to pay your employees, you’ll also need to ensure that any penalty rates are applied, and relevant allowances are paid. These are often areas where businesses make mistakes that lead to them underpaying their employees, so it is crucial for businesses to understand what they need to pay their employees and when they need to pay them each rate.

How to tell which award applies to your business?

Which award should you use

One of the most common errors we’ve identified that leads to underpayments are businesses incorrectly classifying employees, whether that be choosing the wrong award, or employee classification within it. Ensuring that your employees are being paid under the correct award is the first step to being payroll compliant. Failing to be compliant at these first steps means all other payroll compliance measures in place within your business will be redundant.

Paid Sick Leave for Casuals in Victoria – what does this mean for employers?

Last week, the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, announced an Australia-wide first scheme, offering a sick pay guarantee for casual workers in Victoria. Naturally, this has sparked an abundance of questions from employers and employees alike, so the ER Strategies team has broken down the key information below.