Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new way for employers to report tax and super information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and from 1 July 2019, is compulsory for employers with 19 or fewer employees.
Currently businesses report employee payroll information to the ATO on an annual basis. With the introduction of STP, businesses with 1 or more employees will be required to report to the ATO after each pay event.
The rights of a union official to enter premises is generous under the Fair Work Act 2009 and in most circumstances, you’re asking for trouble if you try to prevent or interfere with them entering the workplace without a very good reason.
Equally, they cannot just turn up or have repeated visits for no good reason and sit about helping themselves to your coffee and generally disturbing staff break times.
From time to time, services have to deal with natural disasters such as floods, bushfires, tropical cyclones, severe storms and even earthquakes. Operators are often concerned about what their obligations are to staff when employees cannot attend for work either because they are prevented or, the service is not able to operate through damage or by government sanction.
Neither the Children's Services Award 2010 or the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010, have specific provisions to deal with absence due to natural disasters.