Landmark Federal Court ruling decides that casual workers are entitled to paid leave

In a landmark ruling, the Federal Court decided that Robert Rossato, a casual mining worker employed by labour-hire firm WorkPac was entitled to paid leave. The decision could significantly affect payroll costs for many businesses. The judgement of the case decided that Rossato was entitled to annual, sick and carer’s leave. The reason for this […]

Case Study #3 – Sally (Beauty Salon)

Beauty does not require pain. Meet Sally*. The owner of a beauty salon, Sally enjoys the art of accentuating one’s feminine beauty. She relishes in the creativity behind the process of beautifying her clients. More importantly, she believes that helping other people look their best is her vocation. Sally considers herself extremely fortunate to run a […]

Case Study #2 – Bob (Builder)

BOB THE BUILDER Here’s the story of Bob* the builder. Bob is one of our favourite stories that we feel embody how PAQ intends to save the world through bookkeeping. Your average man with a vision and a love for building things, Bob decided to work on a start up of his own. Eventually, with some […]

Case Study #1 – Anthony (SME) – Catch Up Bookkeeping

How we helped a client catch up on over a YEARS-WORTH OF BOOKKEEPING IN LESS THAN A MONTH, and SAVE THEM MONEY in the process.   How Anthony Started Anthony* is your typical small business owner. The type that absolutely loves what he does,but does not give much of a care about much else, ESPECIALLY […]

Everything You Need To Know About Single Touch Payroll (STP)

You’ve probably seen Single Touch Payroll (STP) now and then in our communications, but what is it really? We’ve all been informed that it’s an implementation that will change the way businesses report their pay as you go (PAYG) tax and superannuation information to the Australian Tax Office (ATO), but questions still prevail. This article will hopefully […]

Are You Issuing Payslips Correctly?: How To Generate Them

On a basic level, payslips are documents provided from an employer to an employee that outlines how much an employee has earned, how much tax was withheld from the employee, and how much superannuation the employee is entitled to.  Payslips are a compulsory document that have to be provided to employees within one working day […]

The Only 3 Reports You Need to Assess Your Business Performance

Entrepreneurs are a busy breed. Being always on-the-go and ready for the next project, client, innovation and so on.. What this will mean is that they will take less time to review their financials.  However, this lack of understanding may actually work against the busy-preneur as they will continue working ‘in-the-business’ and soon realize down […]

How to prevent Payroll Fraud?

What is payroll fraud? What can your business do to prevent it? Payroll fraud is theft from a business that occurs via its payroll processing system, usually by an employee. Miscalculations in the payroll process can cause massive issues fluctuating from financial losses to a weakened company reputation. There are many ways payroll fraud can […]

Paperless Payroll

No longer does running payroll require you to print out and maintain mountains of paperwork. Today’s online payroll systems help small business make the process completely paperless. Rather than having to print out payroll reports, pay employees with paper checks, and record time and attendance via a paper time sheet, online payroll programs let you […]