Tanda Blog: Award Interpretation

Accounting Firm Liable for Client’s Underpayment

9 May, 2017 Phil Johnson

In a landmark precedent, the Federal Circuit Court has held an Accountancy Firm liable for a client’s employee underpayments, in a decision that’s putting accountants, bookkeepers and advisors on edge. While the primary responsibility for wage compliance still rests with the employer, the onus for advisors to step up and accept the responsibility is growing. […]

The Curious Case Of The Million Dollar Oxford Comma

18 March, 2017 Josh Cameron

In one of those situations that almost seems too bizarre to be true, the First Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals has handed down a 29-page judgment centered around the absence of a single Oxford comma. Yes, you read that right. This opening, from Circuit Judge David Barron, reflects the almost comical circumstance […]

Sunday and Public Holiday Penalty Rates to be cut

23 February, 2017 Katrina Marquez

Fair Work Penalty Rates Decision Source: The Fair Work Commission The Fair Work Commission has today announced that Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates are to be cut across Hospitality, Retail and Fast Food Awards, while Saturday penalty rates are to remain the same. Changes to Sunday Penalty Rates Sunday penalty rates for full time […]

Why is it so hard to pay people correctly?

24 August, 2016 Tasmin Trezise

Most people never have to worry about the payroll compliance process required to get someone paid. It’s not a hugely riveting subject; I mean, staff go to work, they work, they get paid. However, as Fair Work’s list of big companies failing to pay legal wages continues to grow, society is starting to wonder why […]

Australian Minimum Wage Update for 2016

17 June, 2016 Katrina Marquez

With the End of Financial Year fast approaching, it’s time for you to start thinking about minimum wage and what is required of you as a business owner for the New Financial Year. Fair Work Australia has recently released its decision on national employment standards, which include wage increases for Modern Award rates. As of July […]

Different kinds of Award Interpreters

20 November, 2015 Josh Cameron

We often chat to people who have looked at a few different award interpretation tools on the market. Most are not really sure which award interpretation tool is right for their business.  In this post, we’re going to take a look at the different kinds of award interpreters out there to help you understand what […]

Easter is Coming! What You Need to Know About Paying Your Staff.

16 January, 2015 Josh Cameron

Easter is coming up soon, and that means two things! A new season of Game of Thrones to feast on, and – perhaps less excitingly – public holiday rates to pay staff. As a business owner, accountant, or bookkeeper, it’s important to be aware of how public holiday rates over Easter and ANZAC Day should […]