July 12, 2021
Casual employees: 6 ways the Australian law has now changed
Amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 have changed the way the law operates in respect of casual employees. Here are the changes and how to manage them.
June 29, 2021
'Update Pay Rates' tool: Bulk update up to 200 employee pay rates - instantly!
Bulk update your employees’ pay rates quickly and easily using KeyPay’s new Update Pay Rates feature - saving hours of time and manual frustration.
June 23, 2021
Single Touch Payroll: Reporting obligations for closely held payees and other exempt businesses in FY22
Businesses currently exempt from Single Touch Payroll will now need to begin preparing for STP reporting on July 1 2021. Here are the details.
June 9, 2021
Prepare your payroll for the new Australian Financial Year FY22
Review payroll related legislative and tax changes for the new Financial Year FY22 in Australia.
May 6, 2021
Restore deleted settings in KeyPay with just a click
KeyPay is putting more power into payroll admins' hands and enabling them to restore deleted items themselves, without the hassle of emailing back and forth!
April 7, 2021
WorkZone enhancements - Creating timesheets and editing personal details from the mobile app
Employees can now create timesheets from approved leave requests and rostered shifts. Plus! NZ and SG employees can now edit their personal details in WorkZone.
April 1, 2021
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2: What to expect and how to get ready
Single Touch Payroll phase 2 will be mandatory in January 2022. Ensure your payroll software is STP Phase 2 compliant by the mandatory start date.
April 1, 2021
KeyPay's payroll calendar feeds: Improving visibility of work anniversaries
By having work anniversaries in calendar feeds, staff and managers have better visibility and are able to plan ahead for annual reviews or pay increases.
March 19, 2021
Automating timings for pay run finalisation tasks
Pay run finalisation tasks like reporting and pay slip distribution can now be automated, saving time and manual frustrations.
March 9, 2021
Maximising security and data access in KeyPay: Enhanced permissions for restricted users
To enhance security and accessibility, KeyPay provides 3 more options of accessing employee details for users.
February 3, 2021
Preparing for Single Touch Payroll Phase 2: Reporting termination reasons
STP Phase 2 is coming soon and one of the requirements will be reporting termination reasons. KeyPay has rolled this out in preparation for phase 2 of STP.
January 22, 2021
JobMaker: About the scheme and how to apply
Find out about the JobMaker scheme, how to apply, and how KeyPay is preparing businesses for JobMaker claims and reporting via Single Touch Payroll.
November 30, 2020
7 Remote Recruiting Tips: How to grow your team when location doesn't matter
Remote working has become the norm. Here's some tips for hiring remote workers in this new world by HR Partner.
November 23, 2020
White Label Management in the Partner Dashboard
Have easy access to a range of white label functions straight from the partner dashboard.
September 24, 2020
Schedule future pay rate changes for employees in advance
Users can record, in advance, any future pay rate changes against an employee and the system will update the earnings in the pay run automatically.
September 1, 2020
Calculation transparency with the Timesheet Interpretation Context Panel
KeyPay has introduced a Timesheet Interpretation Context Panel feature that provides clarity on how timesheets have been interpreted each pay run.
August 17, 2020
Which employees should receive Australian super contributions?
This guest post by Beam indicates which employees should receive super contributions and how to calculate the minimum super threshold amount for the month.
July 23, 2020
Employment legislation you should focus on in 2020
Workplace Law take a look at workplace legislation and policies employers should prioritise as we move forward and bring our workplace back together.
July 10, 2020
Recent penalty rate changes for Retail & Pharmacy Industry Awards
Employers within the Retail and Pharmacy industries should be aware of the following Modern Award penalty rate changes that came into effect from 1 July 2020.
June 10, 2020
Are you paying super on time?
Our partner, Beam, tells us when employers should pay super and what happens if you miss your SG payments.
June 5, 2020
Get ready for EOFY 19/20 with KeyPay!
Don’t let the end of the financial year scare you! We're is here to provide you with all the tools you’ll need to wrap up FY19/20 smoothly.
May 28, 2020
The employee experience is the future for payroll service providers
Businesses often focus on employee experience to boost morale, productivity and revenue. Payroll bureaux should be embracing the employee experience.
April 29, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 3: Marketing your restaurant's website
Restaurants often overlook the power of marketing and social media for website promotion. This blog post goes through techniques venues can use to drive sales.
April 28, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 2: Setting up your own online ordering system
External delivery partners can often charge restaurants up to 38% per order commission fees. Here's how you can move your restaurant online and increase profit.
April 27, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 1: Optimising your financials
Restaurant owner Adam Cheers discusses optimising financials to ensure your restaurant survives in unprecedented times.
April 17, 2020
Working from anywhere with cloud payroll
During uncertain times in COVID-19, now more than ever is a time to reassess your current system setup, moving to the cloud and putting employee safety first.
April 16, 2020
There's no playbook for 2020: 3 ways to help yourself and your clients during COVID-19
There is no playbook for years like 2020 with COVID-19. But instead of getting overwhelmed amid the changes, there’s also opportunity.
April 15, 2020
Are you paying the right amount of super?
The amount of super you must pay employees is set out by law. This article by Beam covers the SG rate, future SG rates, and calculating OTE.
April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Finding opportunities in uncertain times
COVID-19 is an unnerving time and in this time of unease, we want to help you find opportunity for you, and your clients, through technology.
April 3, 2020
Award flexibility and unpaid pandemic leave during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Due to the impacts of Coronavirus, the Fair Work Commission has increased award flexibility and introduced unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay.
March 31, 2020
JobKeeper program: Australian Government wage subsidies during COVID-19
In order to keep workers in employment for as long as possible during COVID-19, the Federal Government announced the JobSeeker program for wage subsidies.
March 18, 2020
Enhancements to ETP Type O payments in KeyPay
KeyPay has improved how ETP Type O payments are processed in the pay run to ensure compliance, and improve automation and ease of use.
March 6, 2020
KeyPay’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2020
Read the latest findings from KeyPay’s 2020 Gender Pay Gap report.
February 27, 2020
5 Australian payroll trends coming in 2020
Employment Innovations shares 5 Australian payroll trends businesses should look out for in 2020.
February 21, 2020
Your next steps with changes to accrual of Personal/Carer’s leave
The High Court of Australia handed down a decision clarifying how personal/carer's leave is accrued and taken. Here's your next steps to remain compliant.
February 13, 2020
How the 2020 Modern Award changes affect annualised wages
How will the 2020 Modern Award changes affect how you pay annualised wages? We discuss this and our solution to keep you compliant.
February 10, 2020
KeyPay's Partner Dashboard: Helping our partners grow their business
KeyPay’s partner dashboard allows partners to enhance client services, generate new business, analyse client activity and save time on support requests.
February 6, 2020
How KeyPay uses KeyPay
We put KeyPay to the test every day for our payroll management, rostering and timesheet needs. See how we use it to its full potential in our own business.
January 7, 2020
The importance of change management and employee engagement during technology implementations
What's the importance of change management during technology implementations? We discuss what you need to know to make your next change a success.
December 16, 2019
Managers can now view roster details and update unavailability in WorkZone
New WorkZone update brings added functionality for managers looking to reduce rostering inefficiencies and manage staff better on the go.
December 11, 2019
Monitor outgoing costs with KeyPay's Rostering vs Timesheet Comparison report!
The Rostering vs Timesheet comparison report helps businesses identify financial costs to guide business development.
December 5, 2019
Automatically track leave liabilities in journal entries
KeyPay supports posting journal entries of leave accrued and allows you to automate this process by configuring the Chart of Accounts to map leave liability.
November 21, 2019
Changing payroll software mid-year and transitioning STP records
Thinking about changing payroll software? These are several ways you can transition Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting from one payroll system to another.
November 12, 2019
Method B(ii): Calculating withholding amounts on lump sum payments
Users can now use Method B(ii) as another option to Method A, when calculating withholding amounts on lump sum payments in KeyPay.
October 29, 2019
Top 10 Employment Law Myths
Employment Innovations have compiled a list of their top ten employment law myths that they find catch out employers again and again.
October 1, 2019
GDPR payroll obligations made easy with KeyPay
GDPR employee obligations are made easy with KeyPay by giving employers the tools to anonymise employee data and access to their personal data.
August 12, 2019
What's new with Single Touch Payroll in KeyPay this Financial Year 19/20?
Businesses with <19 employees will have begun reporting Single Touch Payroll events from July 1 2019. We recap on STP and what you should be aware of.
August 12, 2019
Why use cloud software?
Cloud software is becoming widely used, but some payroll administrators can't let go of desktop systems. Here's why you should switch to the cloud.
August 9, 2019
Managers can now approve expense requests directly from WorkZone!
Your managers can now approve expense requests directly from their smartphone in WorkZone - KeyPay's employee app - anywhere and any time!
July 10, 2019
Workplace Law: Common misconceptions about dismissing an employee in their probation period
A decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has shown why employers must exercise care when seeking to dismiss employees – even during probation.
July 4, 2019
EOFY 2018/19 tips: Downloading payment summaries from the employee portal
End of Financial Year 2018/19 is upon us and this may be the final year employees need payment summaries. Here's how employees can download in KeyPay.
July 3, 2019
EOFY 2018/19 tips: Lodging PAYG payment summary reports to the ATO
This blog guides you through lodging PAYG payment summary reports to the ATO for this end of year 2018/2019 - before you start STP reporting next year!
July 1, 2019
KeyPay's guide to End of Financial Year using Single Touch Payroll 2018/2019
KeyPay is making EOFY an even more enjoyable task with its EOFY resources and EOFY STP wizard.
June 27, 2019
EOFY 2018/19: Publishing employee payment summaries
Publishing employee payment summaries was previously a time consuming process, but now with KeyPay, it can be completed in a few simple clicks.
June 24, 2019
KeyPay's guide to End of Financial Year and registering for STP 2018/2019
KeyPay is making End of Financial Year reporting and setting up Single Touch Payroll an easy task.
June 20, 2019
EOFY 2018/19: 6 top tips for End of Year Reconciliation
A crucial part of End of Financial Year for those not yet reporting with STP is end of year reconciliation. Here's how to get end of year reporting right.
June 11, 2019
Single Touch Payroll: The burning questions
Single Touch Payroll will be mandatory for all employers by July 1 2019. Find out all you need to know about STP and KeyPay.
June 4, 2019
Resistance is futile: Modern award basics for employers
What is a modern award? Learn about some basic information about modern awards to help employers find their way.
May 15, 2019
Restrict reporting data according to employee group and location permissions
With KeyPay's restricted reporting's enhanced feature, restricted users can now be given access to the employee group and location permissions. Learn more.
May 14, 2019
Managers can now access Clock Me In admin privileges using their restricted access
Clock Me In from KeyPay now allows managers to perform most of the admin features previously only afforded to full access users. Explore more.
April 8, 2019
Managers can approve leave requests and timesheets using WorkZone
WorkZone, KeyPay’s mobile app, now allows managers to approve leave requests and timesheets on the go. Download WorkZone today to explore more.
March 8, 2019
Employees can now easily select their employer's default super fund
The process of acquiring employee super details is automated with KeyPay. Employees can select employer's default super fund when providing super details online
March 1, 2019
QUIZ: Is your payroll software on the dark side?
Can you find a 'new hope' for payroll? Take this quiz to assess your current payroll software and find out where you can improve your payroll processes.
February 23, 2019
STP for small businesses is coming: why not start now?
Single Touch Payroll is an ATO initiative, mandatory for small businesses by July 1. What is STP and what are the benefits of starting now?
February 13, 2019
KeyPay revolutionises payroll with the introduction of automated pay runs
Remove some or all manual handling of processing pays by setting up automated pay runs in your business and instead spend that time focussing on other work.
January 14, 2019
7 reasons to grow your payroll bureau in the cloud
Traditional payroll systems are inefficient and difficult to use. Bureaux should no longer settle for the norm and recognise the benefits of cloud payroll.
January 7, 2019
A moving experience: What to consider when relocating office (Part 2)
Explore some of the HR and employment issues employers may face when relocating office in part 2 of our blog by Workplace Law.
November 30, 2018
3 reports to streamline post pay run operations
Restricted users can now access to the pay slip, payment file & journal reports. This removes the responsibility of post payroll tasks for full access users.
November 13, 2018
A moving experience: What to consider when relocating office (Part 1)
In this blog, we outline some of the key considerations and a few issues that HR, managers and businesses can expect to face when relocating office.
November 6, 2018
Filling unassigned shifts now got easier with Shift Bidding
Shift bidding automates the process of filling an unassigned shift. Automatic updates to the roster keeps managers abreast of real time shift updates.
November 2, 2018
How should employers approach multi-hire arrangements and overtime?
It is increasingly common for workers to hold multiple jobs. But should these positions be bundled together, or treated separately?
October 11, 2018
Broken record (keeping) - The importance of keeping employment records and providing pay slips
Record keeping, providing pay slips aren't many people’s favourite pastime but it's a critical task for every responsible employer to remain Fair Work compliant
September 13, 2018
3 valuable KeyPay features (that you might not know about!)
With a range of features such as employee self service, rostering, there's something for everyone to make payroll easier. Explore KeyPay's top 3 features.
September 8, 2018
3 new email notifications to help keep track of employee updates
Easily configure your notification settings to stay abreast of any changes so as not to affect any current processes when employee details are updated or added.
September 6, 2018
Pro rata hours now auto calculated in pay run
Pro rata hours now are auto calculated in pay run. This means no manual adjustments are required and no accidental overpayments processed. Learn more.
July 15, 2018
Clock Me In now makes it easier to manage employee timesheets
With Clock Me In, managers can clock in/out on behalf of employees, eliminating the dramas associated with employees forgetting to clock in/out. Learn more.
July 11, 2018
The Story Behind KeyPay's Brand
KeyPay is different to traditional payroll software. We take the pain out of the pay run by automating manual processes. Read about our KeyPay's brand story.
June 14, 2018
KeyPay will be Single Touch Payroll Ready: A Sneak Peek into our STP implementation
There has been a lot of hype about Single Touch Payroll from payroll managers, accountants & payroll software providers. Explore KeyPay's STP implementation.
June 4, 2018
Unveiling KeyPay's new & improved Manager Dashboard
New look of Manager Dashboard provides shortcut create & access buttons & displays pending action items. Explore some Manager Dashboard highlights.
June 4, 2018
New permissions now added for Managers
Explore some new permissions KeyPay has added for managers. This allows full access users the ability to start delegating more and more tasks to Managers.
June 4, 2018
Employees can acknowledge documents in KeyPay
KeyPay's document functionality allows managers to require employees to acknowledge documents via employee dashboard/WorkZone and receive notifications.
May 24, 2018
Two-Factor Authentication enabled in KeyPay
Two-factor authentication enabled in KeyPay will help to strengthen your account security with us. Learn how Two-factor authentication works & how to enable it.
April 19, 2018
4 new enhancements to configuring leave accruals
KeyPay’s leave automation functionality makes managing employees’ leave a breeze. Explore our 4 new enhancements to configuring leave accruals.
April 18, 2018
Improved transparency of PAYG calculations in a termination pay: Australia
KeyPay Australia has Improved transparency in how the PAYG for termination pay is calculated. Learn how PAYG on a non-ETP termination pay is calculated now.
April 13, 2018
Shift Swapping is now available in WorkZone
Employees can now swap shifts or receive proposed swapped shifts through WorkZone. This allows employees to complete the cycle of receiving & accepting shifts.
March 27, 2018
Single Touch Payroll: Remember to do your headcount for 1st April!
Ready for Single Touch Payroll? Here is the first milestone in the STP timeline to help you get ready for the July 1st initiative: the employee headcount.
March 7, 2018
KeyCon: A team weekend of culture building, idea generation, and beers
We decided to bring the team together for 2 days / 3 nights in the Hunter Valley for what became known as our first ever “KeyCon”.
February 28, 2018
Net to Gross Calculator
KeyPay's Net to Gross Calculator feature helps automatically calculate what the equivalent gross amount should be based off a desired net amount. Learn more.
February 28, 2018
Managers can use Live View to clock out their staff
Managers can now clock out or discard shifts on behalf of employees directly from the Live View report. Learn more about how this works.
February 7, 2018
Better manage your rosters with Shift Swapping
Better manage your rosters by empowering employees to swap shifts they cannot work with other eligible employees. This will significantly save managers' times.
January 25, 2018
Managers can now create Pay Run Tasks
KeyPay has extended Pay Run Tasks feature to all user types. Remove constant back & forth phone calls, emails & spreadsheets to communicate pay run exceptions.
January 10, 2018
Our new and improved way of managing Tags
Have more control on your set up and ongoing management of Tags through our new management screen. Explore KeyPay's tips on navigating the Tag screen.
January 10, 2018
Introducing a simpler way of paying above award rates
Take advantage of KeyPay's Modern Award library that contains pre-interpreted rules and more. Learn more about the new simplified process now.
December 19, 2017
The 1 January 2018 Fair Work changes affecting over a million employees
Fair Work announced some of the most large-scale changes in recent memory to key Modern Awards in Australia. Find out more about the impacts of these changes.
December 14, 2017
KeyPay's Live View report
Live View is our latest intuitive report that captures real time employee clock in and out activities generated via Clock Me In and WorkZone.
November 27, 2017
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future for Payroll?
Heavy industry investment in AI by accounting software begs the question, is artificial intelligence the future of payroll?
October 3, 2017
What is Single Touch Payroll and how will it affect me?
What is Single Touch Payroll? How does Single Touch Payroll benefit employers? How KeyPay supports Single Touch Payroll? Learn everything about STP here.
September 25, 2017
The 4 most common mistakes with Australian payroll compliance
Over 15% of Australians are employed under a Modern Award, yet a large number of businesses aren't paying their employees correctly. Read more.
August 21, 2017
WorkZone: KeyPay's Employee Mobile App
WorkZone: KeyPay's Mobile App for Payroll Management. View bank accounts, pay slips, super accounts, submit timesheets. All in one mobile management.
June 7, 2017
With the release of employee onboarding in KeyPay, employers can say goodbye to the paperwork associated with hiring new employees. Explore more.