Simone Mann

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Casual Employment

Please be aware that there are some changes coming into effect on 27 September 2021 regarding casual employment. Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 now require non-small business employers (businesses with 15 or more employees) who have casual employees to make a written offer to convert a casual employee to permanent employment (either full-time […]

BUSINESS VICTORIA SMALL BUSINESS COVID HARDSHIP FUND

The Small Business Covid Hardship Fund assists eligible small and medium size businesses that have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions. This program offers grants of $14,000, including employing and non-employing businesses that have been ineligible for other key Business Victoria grant programs that have been announced since 27 May 2021. Businesses must have experienced at […]

NEW STAPLED SUPER FUND LAW

From 1 November 2021, if you have a new employee start that does not choose a super fund you will have an extra step to take to comply with choice of fund rules.  You will need to request their ‘stapled super fund’ details from the ATO.  A stapled super fund is an existing super fund […]

Minimum wages to increase by 2.5%

The Fair Work commission has announced a 2.5% increase to the minimum wages following the Annual Wages Review 2021. This increase will apply to all awards in 3 stages; Stage 1 – Most awards will increase from the first full pay periods on or after 1 July 2021. Stage 2 – The Retail Award will […]

Victoria Wage Theft Laws

New wage theft laws will come into effect as of 1 July 2021 in Victoria. These new laws will now make it a criminal offence for an employer to deliberately underpay their employees or dishonestly withhold employee entitlements. Wage theft offences involve deliberate and dishonest conduct when the entitlements under an employment agreement or award […]

SHEPPARTON FESTIVAL WALL ART 2021

The Festival Wall is an exciting collaboration between the Shepparton Festival and Stubbs Wallace. This year’s artwork is from artist Dery Theodorus and is now on display for the entire year and can be viewed at our office at 160 Welsford Street. For more information on the Shepparton Festival visit their Website.

SUPERANNUATION GUARANTEE RATE INCREASE

The Superannuation Guarantee Rate is due to gradually increase from the current 9.5% to 12% over the next 5 years as per the table below: Year Percentage Year starting 1 July 2020 9.5% Year starting 1 July 2021 10% Year starting 1 July 2022 10.5% Year starting 1 July 2023 11% Year starting 1 July […]

BUSINESS VICTORIA – CIRCUIT BREAKER BUSINESS SUPPORT PACKAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Victorian Government has launched the ‘Circuit Breaker Business Support Package’ due to the recent circuit breaker restrictions in Victoria. Business Costs Assistance Program Grant $2,500 to $5,000For eligible employing and non-employing businesses in sectors most impacted. This includes businesses operating in an industry that cannot operate under the circuit breaker restrictions and which cannot […]

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