JobMaker Hiring Credit: Are you eligible?

Are you eligible for JobMaker Hiring Credit? Have you employed 16-35 year olds since 30 September? You may be eligible for the JobMaker Hiring Credit. The first claim period for the period from 7 October 2020 to 6 January 2021 opens 1 February 2021. Read the detail in this Client Update. [...]

2021-01-13T17:53:52+11:00January 13th, 2021|

JobKeeper payment changes set for 4 January 

JobKeeper payment changes set for 4 January The second extension period for JobKeeper payments starts 4 January 2021. Payment rates for eligible employees will accordingly change. Key dates for January Between 4 January 2021 and 28 January 2021 – complete the December business monthly declaration (this is an extension of [...]

2020-12-17T14:49:01+11:00December 17th, 2020|

Hall Chadwick confirmed as a top 20 accounting firm in Australia

Hall Chadwick confirmed as top 20 accounting firm in Australia Hall Chadwick firmly holds its place as a leading top 20 accounting firm in AFR’s Top 100 Accounting Firms 2020. The rankings were published yesterday with Professional Services Editor Edmund Tadros writing “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in accountants becoming a [...]

2020-12-17T15:04:35+11:00November 27th, 2020|

Minimum wage increases from 1 November 2020

Minimum wage increases for construction, manufacturing and more awards from 1 November 2020 In June 2020, the Fair Work Commission announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages, with new rates coming into effect in 3 stages for different groups of awards. The first stage came effective 1 July for Group 1 Awards.The second [...]

2020-11-05T16:10:01+11:00November 1st, 2020|

In Focus: Mandatory Code of Conduct- Retail & Commercial Tenancies

In Focus: Mandatory Code of Conduct- Retail & Commercial Tenancies A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court in Sneakerboy v Georges Properties Pty Ltd (No.5) [2020] NSWSC 1141 has provided some clarity to the application of the regulations of the Mandatory Code of Conduct for retail and commercial tenancies. Read more IN [...]

2020-11-06T15:18:21+11:00October 27th, 2020|

Introducing this year’s Federal Budget

Introducing this year’s Federal Budget Download our Federal Budget 2020-21 Report On 6 October 2020, the Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, presented the COVID-19 delayed 2020-21 Federal Budget. The Budget was directed at promoting spending, at a personal, business and government level to creating jobs.  There were many positive business measures, particularly [...]

2020-10-07T15:12:09+11:00October 7th, 2020|

In Focus: Casual v. Permanent

In Focus: Casual v. Permanent In this edition of In Focus, we look at the distinction between casual and permanent employment and the position of the employer on entitlements if a casual employee is subsequently characterised as a permanent employee. Read IN FOCUS - Casual v. Permanent If you have questions [...]

2020-09-30T14:09:45+10:00September 30th, 2020|

Business Update September 2020

Business Update September 2020 Download Business Update September 2020. Economic stimulus programs and how they relate to you continue to be the key focus in this Business Update. We include: further clarification around JobKeeper 2.0’s decline in turnover test the third round of grants and tax relief from the Victorian Government [...]

2020-09-18T12:07:53+10:00September 18th, 2020|

In Focus: Advisory Boards A fresh set of eyes

In Focus: Advisory Boards A fresh set of eyes Following on from our recent series of articles with respect to shadow directors and the distinction between directors and professional advisors, this edition of In Focus reviews the concept of the advisory board. Advisory boards have become increasingly prevalent over the last [...]

2020-08-20T18:13:45+10:00August 20th, 2020|