Paying employees

Paying employees covers the following areas:

  • payment of ordinary wages and salary, as required by legislative minima, award, agreement and individual contract provisions
  • overtime payments
  • shift loadings and allowances
  • other allowances, eg for first-aid, travel, entertainment
  • salary packaging — providing other benefits as components of the overall remuneration package
  • deduction of income tax from employees’ pay
  • other deductions from pay as authorised by employees
  • bonuses, commissions and other incentive payments
  • carrying out garnishee orders — where a court orders deductions from an employee’s pay to be made to the party that obtained the court order
  • providing pay slips to employees setting out full details of pay and deductions (including tax)
  • maintenance of payroll records in compliance with legislation.

Pay & Conditions

What’s the prognosis for collective bargaining?

By Mike Toten on 15th Oct 2018

The use of collective bargaining has declined sharply in Australia over the past decade or so, and some people blame this for the problems being caused by low levels of wages growth. But is there a link between the two? Should more collective bargaining be encouraged? What amendments to bargaining provisions should be made?

Recruitment | Pay & Conditions

Landmark ‘casuals’ decision: does it affect you?

By HR Advance on 2nd Oct 2018

A recent Fair Work decision means many employees currently described by employers as ‘casuals’ could in fact be permanent. This article explains the background to the decision and provides guidance on what you should do if you employ long-term casuals.