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The Department of Employment undertook a series of consultations with business to assess their views on gender equity reporting requirements. Clearly, changes are needed with 79 per cent of those consulted expressing their dissatisfaction. Current reporting requirements are considered too difficult and do not represent value for effort.
The NSW Government has announced that WorkCover is moving towards simpler, easier to understand premiums that provide certainty for medium and large businesses.
The key objectives of the reform are to:
The Federal Government plans changes to tax and superannuation reporting obligations through the introduction of an application called “Single Touch Payroll”.
Under this new interactive tool, it is planned that employers’ accounting software will automatically report payroll information to the Tax Office when employees are paid.
This will eliminate the need for employers to report employee-related pay-as-you-go withholding (PAYGW) in their activity statements throughout the year and employee payment summaries at the end of the year.
Fair Work Commission anti bullying report 1 July – 30 Sept 2014
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has released its third quarterly anti bullying report. When combined with earlier reports, the data indicates that in the first nine months of the bullying jurisdiction’s operation, 532 applications for stop bullying orders have been made by workers. To date, only one stop bullying order has been issued.