Understanding Australia’s Director Identification Number

Business directors to obtain compulsory director ID number from November. In its 2020 Budget Digital Business Plan, the Australian government announced the full implementation of the Modernising Business Registers (MBR) program. The program is designed to both establish the new Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS), and enhance how businesses register and manage their information with the government. Although the ABRS rolls out progressively between 2021 and 2024, one of the…  Read more

New stapled super fund employer obligation

From 1 November 2021, if you have a new employee start, there is now an extra step to comply with if they don’t choose a super fund. Previously when your employee did not choose a superfund, you were required to pay their super to the default superfund. From 1 November, this is changing. If your employee does not choose a superfund, you will be required to check with the ATO…  Read more

Change to Fair Work Act: Casual Employment Reform

The Fair Work Act has recently been amended to change the workplace rights of casual employees. It is important that employers review the new rules, understand the new employer obligations and ensure compliance. Casual employee definition A person is a casual employee if they accept an offer for a job from an employer knowing that there is no firm advance commitment to ongoing work with an agreed pattern of work.…  Read more

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme webinar recording

On 28 July 2021 the Victorian Government announced the reintroduction of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme affording protection to tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the scheme, landlords are obliged to provide relief to eligible tenants that have experienced the requisite decline in turnover. Regulations are now in effect and our team has analysed the detail to prepare an insightful webinar outlining everything you need to know. Principal, Chris…  Read more

Still Doing Your Own Payroll? Here’s 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop

At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you’re a small business owner with just a few employees, you probably think that hiring a payroll specialist is an expense that you can avoid. You feel that you can handle it yourself. You have the best intentions to keep your staff paid right and on time. What could go wrong, right? Well, lots actually. Below are the reasons why…  Read more

4 Ways to Make the Most of Business Down Time

Every business experiences slow periods when the market for their goods or services lessens and sales drop. Business owners might be tempted to view down times as unproductive or wasted, but there are ways you can make the most of your business during these seasons. Here are four small business advice tips to ensure this time isn’t wasted. Take a good look at your business When things are busy it gets…  Read more

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