Pay rates


Get your pay rates sorted

1:42PM | Wednesday, 11 January 2012 |  If you want complete comfort about paying your staff the correct pay rates, you need to enlist the help of a lawyer.

Union pay push set to impact retailers

11:49PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Employers in the retail industry could be dealt another blow in light of a union push to introduce the adult wage at 18 years of age instead of 20, in addition to a pay push for apprentices.

Sham contracting rife in cleaning and call centres: Report

11:50PM | Friday, 11 November 2011 |  Sham contracting continues to plague cleaning, beauty and call-centre businesses, after a recent audit found almost a quarter are guilty of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

Salary calculator app is right on the money

11:35PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 |  For anyone who wants to know whether they’re being paid enough, there’s an app that can calculate a person’s current worth in the workplace.

Employers on notice after workers underpaid $27m

10:45PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  Employers are being urged to review their wage obligations, after the Fair Work Ombudsman revealed Australian workers were underpaid a whopping $27 million in 2010.

Eight in 10 SMEs set to combat skills shortages with pay rises

10:41PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  More than 80% of Australian SMEs will offer staff pay rises in the next 12 months to combat skills shortages, a new report reveals, while political uncertainty continues to dampen business confidence.

Small business calls for Fair Work Act review

8:59PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  The Federal Government has come under pressure to review Australia’s workplace laws, with a small business lobby group claiming that SMEs find the current regime “confusing”.

Start-ups’ sticky problem

8:37PM | Monday, 1 August 2011 |  Red tape has been a perennial bugbear of small businesses. But has the burden really got worse in recent years? And what can start-ups do to cut down the amount of time spent filling out forms?

Fair Work Ombudsman issues wages warning to SMEs

7:01PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 |  The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a wages warning to small businesses after it was revealed one in four takeaways in Queensland underpaid staff.

Employers urged to review pay changes before July 1

6:02PM | Wednesday, 29 June 2011 |  The new financial year will bring significant changes for payroll departments.