March 2020 Newsletter

Surviving a Crisis: Coronavirus and Beyond Empty restaurants and retail stores were one of the first signs of the devastating impact the coronavirus on Australian businesses. Within a few months, the virus, now called COVID-19, has gone from being a largely unknown...

Protecting your workplace and your customers

Law firm Clayton Utz recently shut down their Sydney office amid concerns that a team member had been exposed to the virus by his wife, whose grandmother was one of Australia’s three deaths attributed to the virus. The wife was subsequently tested for the virus and...

$1 billion to combat COVID-19

Managing the health costs of diagnosing and treating coronavirus is estimated to cost $1 billion. This cost is being met 50-50 by the states and territories and the federal Government. This support will cover health services in public hospitals, primary care, aged...

FBT hot spots

With the start of the Fringe Benefits Tax year looming on 1 April, businesses are being urged to review their Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) position. The ATO’s top FBT problem areas Motor vehicle fringe benefits – failing to report motor vehicle fringe benefits,...

How to get your payroll right

A series of high-profile examples of businesses underpaying their employees has brought the need to get payroll right into sharp focus. Complex award and enterprise agreements can complicate payroll obligations, in terms of both regular salary and wages and the...