Get set for a 2.4% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.4% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2016. The new national minimum wage will be $17.70 per hour for a permanent employee  21 year and over and...

What is a genuine independent contractor?

Whether a nanny is a contractor or employee can be complicated, and ultimately only a court can determine if someone is a contractor or employee.  Both the ATO ( Australian Taxation Office) and the  FWO ( Fair Work Ombudsman) FWO website has some general information...

Get set for a 2.5% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2015. The new national minimum wage will be $656.90 per week or $17.29 per hour for an employee over 21. The...