Hospitality Award changes

By | 2019-09-11T04:22:17+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Categories: Business Management, Employees, Payroll|

What are Modern Awards and why do reviews matter? Modern Awards are in place to ensure employers and employees are following the legal requirements and conditions of employment, including employee entitlements. The Modern Awards came into effect in January 2010 and cover over 100 industries across Australia. One of the Modern Awards is the Hospitality Industry [...]

Are payslips compulsory?

By | 2019-07-11T08:01:40+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Categories: Employees, Food Business Owners, MYOB, Payroll, Restaurant Bookkeeping, Superannuation, Xero|

Are payslips a legal requirement? Yes, payslips are mandatory under Fair Work. All employees must be issued with a payslip at every pay event, regardless of how much time has been worked. It is compulsory for business owners to issue payslips within 1 working day of paying employees.  Fair Work inspectors can give employers a fine, [...]

How to Set Up Single Touch Payroll

By | 2019-07-11T08:04:44+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Categories: ATO, Employees, Payroll, Regulations, Restaurant Bookkeeping, Superannuation, Tax|

What is STP (Single Touch Payroll)? Set up Single Touch Payroll now! From 1 July 2019 all businesses will need to be electronically connected to the ATO to report employee payroll. You can't avoid getting on board because this is law.  It is a government initiative aimed at streamlining business reporting to the ATO. Therefore, your [...]

NEW Fair Work Ruling: Casual Workers to Permanent

By | 2019-07-11T08:11:14+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Categories: Employees, Regulations|

Casual workers who have worked regular hours for at least 12 months may now ask their employer for permanent positions, according to a new ruling by the Fair Work Commission. The new rules, which were implemented in October, are expected to improve the welfare of casual staff, providing them with opportunities for permanent employment. The food [...]

Family & Domestic Violence Leave: FAQ For Food Business Owners

By | 2019-07-11T08:15:07+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: Employees, Food Business Owners|

A recent Fair Work Commission decision entitles most employees to 5 days of unpaid leave to address issues with family and domestic violence. All industry and occupation awards now include a new clause about family and domestic violence leave, which takes effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 August 2018. What is [...]

8 Actionable Steps To Employee Theft Prevention In Your Restaurant Or Cafe

By | 2019-07-11T08:16:03+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: Employees|

Employee theft could cost your food business thousands — if not millions — of dollars every year. It comes in many forms, from skimming $5 off the cash register to redirecting $5,000 through fake vendor accounts. If left undetected, internal theft could bankrupt your restaurant or cafe. Fortunately, modern technology and simple processes can prevent unscrupulous [...]

Tips To Find The Correct Payroll Award For Restaurant Employees

By | 2019-07-11T08:13:58+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: BAS, Employees, Payroll|

Running a payroll for a busy restaurant, cafe or takeaway can be daunting for a new business owner. There’s a lot of compliance with superannuation and PAYG tax. Add to that, trying to decipher the complex Fair Work awards for the food industry and you’ve got a big job on your hands. Read on for tips, [...]

Superannuation – Last Chance to Pay Your Restaurant Employee’s SGC

By | 2019-07-11T08:21:03+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: ATO, Employees, Superannuation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

  Don't get left on the grill because it's about to get hotter for employers. WHAT IS EMPLOYEE SUPERANNUATION? When certain conditions are met, a restaurant employee is entitled to earn superannuation in addition to the base wage. This amount is usually 9.5% unless otherwise stipulated in awards.  The employer notes the Superannuation Guarantee Contribution (SGC) [...]

Single Touch Payroll Is Coming To A Restaurant Near You

By | 2019-07-11T08:20:35+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: ATO, Employees, Payroll, Superannuation, Tax, Uncategorized|

SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL IS COMING TO A RESTAURANT NEAR YOU Look out for Single Touch Payroll. Over time, hospitality employees have been paid in many forms: in kind, cash, booze, meals, cheque or direct transfer to a bank account.  Managing a hospitality payroll can get messy and difficult to reconcile correctly. You find yourself paying the [...]

Opening Your Restaurant For Christmas Day?

By | 2019-07-11T08:18:49+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Employees, Ideas, Marketing|

If you're considering opening for Christmas Day, you may have to convince your customers that your restaurant will be a much better option than lunch or dinner at home. Christine Green (Director of Restaurant Bookkeepers Australia), during an interview with National radio program Talking Lifestyle, identified the top reasons why folks would have a better Christmas [...]