Posts Tagged ‘Employee Pay’

The JobClock System – It’s 10 times more accurate than a manual system, and most importantly it collates the data…! Says a recent customer Phil from Brisbane

June 27th, 2014

We received some great feedback from our customer Brisbane Granite and Marble recently. Brisbane Granite and Marble are based in Northgate Brisbane. Philip started his feedback with the realisation that every company has when billing for hours worked.

Philip said “The biggest assistance to us is the reminder of the reality. That is the common sense which is every hour our staff work is billing hours. If we don’t bill for it we are losing money. Having a system that tracks time, makes you look and think about billing hours. That’s without even looking at the data…..When …

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Stop backdating time sheets and guesstimating employee hours to meet payroll deadlines – get an electronic solution

October 3rd, 2013

When I got this inquiry more than 10 years ago I was taken aback by the pain and agony the payroll person was going through every week…..let me take you back for a moment.

I took the call and we started discussing the current process which included the need to collect time sheets before the pay period was over to give sufficient time to complete payroll before sending the information off to the bank.

The pay period was Thursday to Wednesday, due to the time it took for payroll to complete the payroll process they needed all the time sheets …

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Can You Refuse To Pay An Employee/Contractor Due To Inefficiency?

August 15th, 2013

Every manager or supervisor who works in a project-based work environment, has certainly experienced the issue of inefficiency. Of course, if an employee is intentionally slacking off, then there are disciplinary measures that can take place. But inefficiency doesn’t always need to relate to work ethic. But, if someone does a job slower, therefore extending the completion date of a project, do you know if you can withhold some or all that pay cheque?

Technically, the answer to that question is no. If an individual is working their scheduled shift, and putting effort into their accomplishments, then it can be …

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Be Cautious About Paying Employees Cash Under The Table

July 19th, 2013

While it may not be the “right” way to pay employees, you may choose to offer payment to some under the table. Effectively, what this means is that payment is in cash, and that it is not put on the books. From this perspective, taxes do not need to be paid by either the employees or the employer. Cash is most typical, strictly because it can change hands without being tracked. While paying employees with cash isn’t something that is really encouraged, it is done whether businesses admit it or not and proceeding with caution is integral.

Stick to casual …

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What If Employees Want To Take Extra Holidays?

June 28th, 2013

With any job, there is a dedicated number of days that employees can use to go on holiday. While typically, this is part of their job benefits – meaning that employees receive paid vacation time – employees may request additional time off. If you have an employee that is making such a request, consider the following:

Can the job be done sufficiently if the employee takes a higher number of days off per year? – Scheduling and compensating for employees to go on holiday is already a challenge. Particularly when you are operating a small business where one person is …

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Payroll Questions: What Do You Pay Once You’ve Fired a Team Member?

May 30th, 2013

When an employee is leaving the company, there are some minimum financial compensation requirements that you must submit to as an employer. These requirements, according to the Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsmanapply whether you have terminated the employee, or if they resigned.

Pay all outstanding funds – you must pay an employee that is leaving their full wages based on their hours worked, or based on their normal salary. This includes any overtime hours worked, and any penalty rates that apply. Just because an employee is leaving doesn’t mean you owe them any less than an employee that is remaining …

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Should Casual Employees be On Payroll, or Work as Independent Contractors?

May 17th, 2013

When hiring casual employees that don’t necessarily work consistent shifts week after week or day after day. it is challenging to determine how they should be paid, and what their job classification will be from a legal perspective.

Two popular options are putting these employees on payroll or setting them up as an independent contractor. Having them labelled as an independent contractor, has a number if different pros and cons.

 You don’t not need to worry about submitting tax deductions from payroll on behalf of the employee.
They are responsible for invoicing the business once the job has been completed.

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Calculating Labour Costs To Remain on Budget

May 10th, 2013

In order to determine if you are in fact hiring the proper number of staff to work, not just to get the job done, you need to calculate your labour costs. This will determine if in fact your overhead costs are equal to what you are paying your employees.

If your labour costs are too high, then you need to look at making reductions, as overall you are not walking away with reasonable earnings. Cutting down on expenses doesn’t need to mean cutting own on staff, provided it reduces your overall costs. Simply ensure that your earnings potential is higher. …

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How Does Minimum Wage Work in Australia?

April 3rd, 2013

Those that are new to working in Australia’s economy, may not be familiar with the standards for minimum wage. There are some important facts to note:

Minimum wage standards apply to individuals that are age 21 and older, and that are employed full-time.
Younger employees are paid a percentage based on their age, and the minimum wage standard.
Not all employees are paid minimum wage. Other agreements are set and negotiated independently. In most cases, these are higher than the minimum wage standard.
Full-time adult employees are also paid additional benefits by the Australian government.

Part-time employees are paid a rate …

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What Must Be Included With Employee Final Pay?

February 3rd, 2013

When an employee is leaving the company, there are some minimum financial compensation requirements that you must submit to as an employer. These requirements, according to the Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsman apply whether you have terminated the employee, or if they resigned.

Pay all outstanding funds – you must pay an employee that is leaving their full wages based on their hours worked, or based on their normal salary. This includes any overtime hours worked, and any penalty rates that apply. Just because an employee is leaving doesn’t mean you owe them any less than an employee that is …

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