Last year government agencies teamed up with small business owners to work out how they could give employers more clarity about their responsibilities when hiring staff.
The Taking on an employee small business fix-it squad has developed a simple checklist that guides employers through the federal and state laws.
The checklist includes access to:
- a tool to help you calculate pay and conditions on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website
- an improved decision tool to help you figure out whether your worker should be an employee or contractor, and what that means for both tax and super
- links to state/territory government workers compensation insurance information.
The squad also developed an index to help you identify the tax and super that applies to entitlements (including tricky, irregular payments like overtime meal allowance).
Hiring workers is a big step. Even if you’ve done it before, it can be a confusing and time consuming process. Why not save time and money by using these handy resources?
Source: ATO Newsroom