Salary Sacrifice and Superannuation Guarantee (SG) Law

Applying SG Law to Salary Sacrifice Packaging Scenario Discussion with a new employee, negotiating salary package including salary sacrifice options on offer and in the spirit of the law with the desired SGC outcome: “We are prepared to offer you the position with a total package of $100k plus superannuation, being a total package of …

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Instant Asset Write Off – Extension Announced

Businesses will be able to access the boosted $150,000 instant asset write-off scheme for a further six months to the end of the year. By way of background, as part of its emergency COVID-19 fiscal package, the government quin­tupled (from $30,000) the value of assets businesses were able to instantly write -off for the ­period …

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Free SMS Check-in app for businesses to use to register patrons in their shop/office etc

HR Central announces the launch of a free SMS driven patron check-in app for any owner/operator within Australia wishing to register patrons in their store/cafe/business. This free SMS tool allows patrons to register their name and contact number from their own device via SMS. Registering names and contact numbers means a business can contact those …

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Casual Employment – compounding uncertainty for Employers

Information received from Blands Law There have been a number of decisions in recent years which have caused concern for employers around the use of casuals. The shock from the decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene in 2018 (“Skene”), is still reverberating today. The Full Federal Court decided in Skene that a casual employee …

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JobKeeper – $1500 per Fortnight for Employees (and others) During COVID-19

Letter to employees below (please let us know if you would like us to email your employees this letter) Yesterday afternoon the Government announced Economic Stimulus package no 3 which included wage support for businesses and their employees impacted by a downturn in business or forced to close due to COVID-19. If your business has suffered …

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JobKeeper Payments Announced Today JobKeeper Payment

Please see info below, either register online with link below or let us know if you need us to do this for you. The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19. The Government has announced its intention to pass additional legislation to introduce this new measure. …

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Latest Australian Government News (COVID-19)

The Australian Government has released an official app with the information you need to know about #Coronavirus. Search “Coronavirus Australia” in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Find the latest official Coronavirus news and information on the new WhatsApp chatbot. Click to open the WhatsApp channel, or download WhatsApp on iOS or Android. Prime Minister said that the second stimulus …

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Economic Survival Package from Victorian Government

The Victorian Government has established an economic survival package to support Victorian businesses and workers through the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package complements the work of the Federal Government. The package includes the following key programs. Payroll Tax RefundBusinesses with annual taxable wages up to $3 million will have their …

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Small Business Ombudsman Launches COVID-19 Resource

My Business Health, a web portal designed to provide holistic support to SME owners, now has a dedicated section to help struggling businesses through the current economic crisis.  ASBFEO Kate Carnell said in a statement that her office has been inundated with “distressing” stories of SMEs decimated by the ripple effects of the coronavirus. “Small …

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