retaining staff

Issues with success – finding and retaining staff

Issues with success is something of an oxymoron. But that’s how it’s been and continues to be for many business owners who have managed to thrive despite the pandemic, floods and bushfires, only to find their business success has created a raft of problems they must overcome in order to continue their success trajectory. In…

Business: A time of opportunity

Over the past few months, we’ve looked closely at the behaviour of business owners through the Coronavirus pandemic and the approaches they’ve taken to maintain viability through this particularly disruptive time. In our last article, we discussed ‘flight to safety’ and here we explore how other businesses are embracing a ‘time of opportunity’ approach in…

Casual employment conversion provisions now in effect

Major changes to casual employment laws mean that there are now casual conversion provisions under the National Employment Standards (NES) which came into effect from 27 September 2021. In addition employers must also ensure each casual employee has been given the Casual Employment Information Statement as soon as is practicable. What is ‘casual conversion’? The NES now…

Stapled super changes coming for employers

Employers get ready – there’ll soon be an extra step involved when it comes to hiring new employees. From 1 November 2021, employers will need to determine if a new employee has a “stapled” super fund and request the details from the ATO where a new employee has not nominated a super fund. A stapled super…

10 MUST-DO’S FOR YOUR 2020-21 TAX PLANNING

In this article we highlight the 10 tax planning measures we feel are the most relevant for 2020-21.  Although these items apply to all businesses, those clients with businesses operating via a company structure, with a group turnover of less than $50 million, will have extra incentive to review their tax planning this year. The…