Archive for March, 2013

Pay Rate Adjustments When Minimum Wage Increases

March 27th, 2013

If you are paying your employees by the hour, and they are receiving minimum wage, at some point during their tenure, you re going to need to adjust their payment rate. Australia’s Fair Work Commission evaluates wages on an annual basis. As of April 2013, the minimum wage was set at $15.96, and there are already talks happening to increase minimum wage even further. If this occurs, rates need to be adjusted in the following ways:

Those being paid minimum wage need to be paid the new, adjusted rate.
Those being paid above minimum wage whose rate is surpassed with the increase, …

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Managing Staff that Don’t Use Their Leave Time

March 20th, 2013

Every once in a while, you get an employee that’s just not like the rest. While many are begging to use leave time on an ongoing basis, you have those special employees that just don’t ever use the time that they have available to them. Believe it or not, this can actually be a problem for a business, because you can end up with an employee who wants to take an entire month off at once, or you owe a substantial amount of cash to that employee when he/she is ready to resign. So, it is important to help …

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Options for Issuing Employee Paycheques

March 13th, 2013

Issuing payroll to employees can be completed by a variety of people in an organization. Whose job this becomes generally depends upon the size of the business, and the way that staffing is structured. Accounting, Human Resources, the business owner, or a manager may be responsible for issuing payments to hourly and salaried staff. In some instances, the job may even be outsourced once you submit hours work collected from your time and attendance system.

But, once you’ve gathered the data, how do you get the money to the employees?

Bank deposit – collect banking information from employees (by having …

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Options for Tracking Employee Hours

March 6th, 2013

In order to pay your employees it is necessary to keep track of employee hours. No matter what you will need to apply an element of trust with your employees – but, there are a number of different ways that you can keep tabs for payroll purposes and efficiency data.

Timesheets – the old-fashioned way of tracking employee hours is to have staff fill our timesheets outlining the time that they started work, and the time that they completed the job. You can have them itemize what they accomplished during their shift in order to keep track of their efficiency.

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