A Sydney cleaning operator has been fined more than $11,000 for refusing to back-pay two international students who were underpaid about a quarter of that amount. Read more.
People go into business predominantly for the benefit of their family and greater personal freedom and the core motivation for many is more around serving others and less about personal entitlement. So is it any wonder that many small business owners often slip and prioritise others to their personal and commercial detriment - and forget to pay themselves first? The result being business owners and directors seeing themselves as the funder and labour provider of last resort with low to no priority on the remuneration scale. Read more.
Industry and business groups are concerned about a court decision which gives casual workers greater rights, ruling casual hours will count towards redundancy payouts. It could cost thousands of dollars and jobs. Read more.
6 months on from Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Queensland’s small businesses have once again shown their unique capacity to rebuild and get on with the job, according to the latest CCIQ research. Read more.
Throughout this series on the changes to Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) we have covered how to get your business ready and what's changed and stayed the same.
Get the facts about the change and how STPR will impact your business from our partners BDO, watch the video now. Read more.
The latest figures from Queensland Government’s Statistician’s Office paint a stark picture of the small business climate in Queensland, as the GFC, mining boom to bust, rising energy and business costs have taken their toll on the engine room of the state’s economy. Read more.
One of the most common stress points for a small business owner is a lack of time. “Reclaim your time, and life!” is a half-day workshop I run which helps business owners build an ideal work-life balance and get back their free time. With this workshop, I’ve written an eBook which highlights some top tips to get your time back. Read more.