Useful Links


Here are some useful links to help Start, Grow, Manage and Sell your Business

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. You’ll find useful resources on how to comply with online advertising rules and how to manage online reviews.

https://www.accc.gov.au/

Australian Tax Office

The ATO provides important legal information and links to relevant state and territory resources. Many of your business operations with the Tax Office can be completed online, rather than in person or over the phone.

https://www.ato.gov.au/

Single Touch Payroll

An employer fact sheet has been developed to assist in the understanding of single touch payroll, what employers need to do and when they need to do it. A copy of this document can be requested by emailing SingleTouchPayroll@ato.gov.au 

If you also visit the ATO site and search Single Touch payroll checklist you will find this of assistance as well.

 How to find the right award and pay rates

Use the Fair Work Ombudsman's Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) to easily calculate your employees' pay rates, shift work and leave entitlements from awards.

You can also use PACT to help you find the correct award if you're not sure. By registering for the Fair Work Ombudsman's My account service, you can save your PACT results. You can also subscribe to the Fair Work Ombudsman email alerts to get updates to the awards.

For wages and entitlements

  • Read the Fair Work Ombudsman's advice on independent contractors.
  • Make sure you know the rules about sham contracting arrangements. Sham contracting is where an employer attempts to portray an employee as an independent contractor. This is unlawful under the Fair Work Act 2009 and can attract a penalty of $54,000.
  • Use the ATO's Employee/contractor decision tool to find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes. There are penalties if you don't meet your pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation obligations for a worker.

WA sole traders and partnerships in the WA industrial relations system should refer to types of employment arrangements in WA.

For workers' compensation insurance

Visit your state or territory's workers' compensation insurance authority to find out your obligations:

Workers are still eligible for workers' compensation even if their employer is uninsured or under-insured. Compensation for the worker will be paid and then recovered from you.