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Small Business ResourcesPayroll Guide

SMALL BUSINESS GUIDES

Payroll guide for employers in Australia

Everything you need to know to get your staff paid, including modern awards, pay runs, leave entitlements, PAYG withholding and much more.

What Is A Pay Run And How Does It Work In Australia

What is a pay run?

In Australia, a pay run refers to the process of paying employees their wages or salaries. While ‘payroll’ is a broader term, a pay run is the act of actually remunerating your employees. Read the article for more information on what exactly a pay run involves, including mandatory Single Touch Payroll reporting.
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Modern Awards Pay Rates & Entitlements

Modern awards: pay rates & entitlements

As part of your responsibilities as an employer, you’ll need to get your head around the modern award system, and there are over 100 different awards in Australia! Read the article to find out which awards apply to your business and to ensure you comply with them.
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Modern Awards Pay Rates & Entitlements

Award rates in Australia explained

As part of your responsibilities as an employer, you’ll need to get your head around the modern award system, and there are over 100 different awards in Australia! Read the article to find out which awards apply to your business and to ensure you comply with them.
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Understanding annual leave loading

Any employer with full time staff may offer (or be required to offer) what’s known as ‘annual leave loading’ to boost the base rate of pay for workers when they take leave. Find out how leave loading works and what you need to know as an employer.
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Understanding Leave Entitlements In Australia

Understanding leave entitlements

Taking leave in Australia can come in many forms but all must comply with minimum standards and expectations. Read the article to familiarise yourself with how leave entitlements work and what you need to know when your staff take time off.
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Understanding Leave Entitlements In Australia

Salary sacrifice explained

As an employer, it’s wise to understand everything you can about payroll in Australia. Beyond mere compliance, there’s a slew of options and nuances when it comes to remunerating your employees – salary sacrifice is one of them. Find out what it is and how it works.
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Understanding Leave Entitlements In Australia

PAYG withholding explained

As an employer, you likely need to withhold tax from your employee’s pay on behalf of the ATO. Understanding your PAYG withholding obligations is crucial.  Read the article to find out what exactly is PAYG withholding and how it works.
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Public holiday pay rates: how to calculate it?

As an employer it’s crucial you understand, and correctly apply, all manner of pay responsibilities to your staff. Underpaying your staff or neglecting the regulations around minimum wage, hourly rates, and holiday pay rates, is simply not an option.​
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STSL tax explained

As an employer in Australia, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter STSL (study and training support loans) when doing your payroll for certain employees. To ensure payroll compliance, it’s your responsibility to understand what STSL is and how it works. Keep reading for a deeper dive.
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Download your free payslip template

Payslip template

Use our free payslip template for small businesses. The payslip creator is a fully editable & customisable document that contains all the Australian legal requirements to help you save time on payroll compliance. Simply add in your employee payroll details!

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