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Image of Bertie with employees alongside a symbol of a stack of coins and a note illustrating that users can schedule future pay rate changes for employees in advance with KeyPay.
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.
Payroll Management
Bertie with a magnifying glass illustration on a piece of paper. KeyPay's Timesheet Interpretation Context Panel feature provides clarity on how timesheets have been interpreted each pay run.
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.
Payroll Management
Super payments Australia
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.
Insights
Workplace legislation in 2020
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.
Insights
Penalty rate changes to Pharmacy and Retail industry awards
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.
Insights
Paying super on time
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.
Insights
Get ready for EOFY 19/20 with KeyPay. Image of Bertie and KeyBot holding a calendar that says EOFY.
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.
Payroll Management
Marketing tips for restaurants
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.
Insights
Setting up your own online ordering system
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.
Insights
Optimising your restaurant's financials
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.
Insights
Working from the cloud
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. 
Insights
COVID-19 payroll
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. 
Insights
Super amounts Beam
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.
Insights
Find opportunity in uncertain times
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.
Insights
COVID award flexibility
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.
Insights
JobSeeker program COVID-19
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.
Insights
ETP Type O Payments
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.
Payroll Management
Gender pay gap report
March 6, 2020

KeyPay’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Read the latest findings from KeyPay’s 2020 Gender Pay Gap report.
Insights
Here are the top 5 Australian Payroll trends to look out for this year
February 27, 2020

5 Australian payroll trends coming in 2020

Employment Innovations shares 5 Australian payroll trends businesses should look out for in 2020.
Payroll Management
Personal Carers Leave
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.
Product News
The 2020 Modern Award changes bring new obligations surrounding annualised wages
February 13, 2020

How the 2020 Modern Award changes will 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.
KeyPay News
KeyPay's partner dashboard allows bureaus to grow their business
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.
Product News
How do you use your payroll software? At KeyPay we put ours to the test every single day.
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.
Payroll Management
Managing change during technology implementations
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.
Insights
WorkZone view roster details
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.
Product News
KeyPay's Rostering vs Timesheet Comparison report helps businesses identify financial costs.
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.
Product News
KeyPay supports posting journal entries with leave liabilities and allows you to automate this process.
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.
Payroll Management
Changing payroll software mid-year and transitioning STP records
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.
Compliance
Method B(ii) is available for calculating withholding amounts on lump sum payments
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.
Tax
Top 10 Employment Law Myths
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.
Insights
GDPR payroll obligations made easy with KeyPay
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.
Compliance
What’s new with Single Touch Payroll in KeyPay
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.
Payroll Management
Why use cloud software?
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.
Insights
Approve expense requests directly from their smartphone in WorkZone
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!
Employee Self-Service
Common misconceptions about dismissing an employee in their probation period
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.
Insights
Downloading payment summaries from the employee portal
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.
Payroll Management
EOFY 2018/2019 tips from 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!
Payroll Management
KeyPay's Guide to End of Financial 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.
Payroll Management
EOFY 2018/19 payroll tips from KeyPay
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.
Payroll Management
End of Financial Year and registering for STP 2018/2019
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.
Payroll Management
EOFY 2018/19 tips on reconciliation
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.
Payroll Management
Single Touch Payroll
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.
Insights
Modern award basics for employers
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.
Insights
Employee experience & bureau payroll
May 28, 2019

The employee experience is the future for bureau businesses

Businesses often focus on employee experience to boost morale, productivity and revenue. Payroll bureaux should be embracing the employee experience.
Insights
KeyPay restrict reporting
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.
Product News
Clock Me In admin
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.
Product News
Approving leave request via KeyPay WorkZone
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.
Employee Self-Service
Choosing default super fund on KeyPay
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
Payroll Management
KeyPay quiz about payroll software
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.
Insights
Single Touch Payroll (STP) for small businesses
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?
Insights
KeyPay automated pay runs
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.
Payroll Management
Payroll bureau with cloud payroll
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.
Insights
KeyPay relocating office experience: boxes
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.
Insights
3 reports to streamline post pay run operations
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.
Payroll Management
Relocating office
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.
Insights
KeyPay shift bidding
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.
Time Attendance
Multi-hire arrangements and overtime
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?
Insights
Employment records and providing pay slips
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
Insights
3 valuable KeyPay feature
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.
Payroll Management
KeyPay payroll email notifications
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.
Employee Self-Service
Pro rata hours auto calculated in pay run
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.
Payroll Management
Clock Me In employee timesheets
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.
Time Attendance
KeyPay brand story
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.
KeyPay News
Single Touch Payroll Ready
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.
Compliance
New permissions now added for Managers
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.
Payroll Management
KeyPay's new & improved Manager Dashboard
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.
Payroll Management
Employees can acknowledge documents in KeyPay
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.
Employee Self-Service
Two-Factor Authentication enabled in KeyPay
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.
Payroll Management
New enhancements to configuring leave accruals
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.
Payroll Management
Improved transparency of PAYG calculations in a termination pay
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.
Payroll Management
Shift Swapping is now available in WorkZone
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.
Employee Self-Service
Single touch payroll timeline
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.
Insights
KeyPay team at KeyCon
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”.
KeyPay News
Net to Gross Calculator
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.
Payroll Management
Live View to clock out
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.
Time Attendance
Better manage your rosters with Shift Swapping
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.
Time Attendance
Create Pay Run Tasks
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.
Payroll Management
Simpler way of paying above award rates
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.
Compliance
Managing Tags in KeyPay
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.
Compliance
2018 Fair Work changes
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.
Compliance
KeyPay Live View report
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.
Time Attendance
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future for Payroll?
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?
Insights
What is Single Touch 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.
Insights
Understanding payroll compliance
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.
Insights
WorkZone KeyPay Employee Mobile App
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.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay employee onboarding
June 7, 2017

Employee Onboarding

With the release of employee onboarding in KeyPay, employers can say goodbye to the paperwork associated with hiring new employees. Explore more.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay employee portal new look
May 24, 2017

The employee portal new look

Explore a number of key UI improvements that will make KeyPay's employee portal an indispensable tool for your employees.
Employee Self-Service
KeyPay employee portal
May 17, 2017

The employee portal has had a makeover

The employee portal is one of KeyPay's most used features with thousands of employees logging on every month. Explore what's changed in the employee portal.
Employee Self-Service
Public holiday management
February 17, 2017

Public holiday management just got a whole lot easier

Long gone the need to set up public holidays manually (although you can customise), KeyPay provides a set of public holidays in each business automatically.
Payroll Management
Fair Work compliant payslips
December 6, 2016

Fair Work compliant payslips

One of the biggest reasons businesses use KeyPay is they’re able to produce FairWork compliant payslips. Explore payslip generator to create compliant payslips.
Payroll Management
Pay condition rules sets functionality
November 17, 2016

Extending the functionality of pay condition rule sets

Turn the most complicated award into a machine that interprets the humblest of timesheets into a costed shift in the pay run with pay condition rule sets.
Compliance
Standard Work Hours
May 11, 2016

New Feature: Standard Work Hours

Setting up Standard Work Hours for employees who’s work hours aren’t the same every day of the week will allow more accurate leave request estimation.
Payroll Management
Clock Me In logo
April 3, 2016

Clock Me In – Time and Attendance for KeyPay

Clock Me In is KeyPay's time and attendance app. Designed specifically for the iPad and makes it simpler than ever before to record employee’s work hours.
Time Attendance
Salary packaging practice for average Aussie worker
February 14, 2016

Salary Packaging: Is it still worthwhile for the average Aussie worker?

Salary packaging was once very popular within payroll industry when marginal tax rates were a little bit tougher some years back. What about now? Learn more.
Insights
Kilometre allowance
February 3, 2016

The curious case of the kilometre allowance in 2018

From 1 Jul 18 the new amount you can claim on your tax return using the cents per kilometre method is $0.68. Here's how to treat the tax withheld on these items
Tax
Setting up RDO
August 23, 2013

Setting up RDO's and time in lieu with pay conditions

With the recent release of the pay conditions engine in KeyPay, automatically accruing and calculating RDO or Time in Lieu payments has never been easier.
Payroll Management
KeyPay developer community
August 4, 2013

KeyPay Developer Community

If you’re a developer that’s already using KeyPay API or you’re thinking about using API and want more information, the KeyPay Developer Community is for you.
KeyPay News
ABA files in KeyPay
July 23, 2013

ABA files in KeyPay

ABA file is used by many Australian financial institutions to specify payments to be made from one to one or more bank accounts. Learn about ABA files in KeyPay
Payroll Management
KeyPay pay rate templates
April 30, 2013

Pay rate templates

Pay Rate Templates should be a huge time saver for businesses when managing pay rates for a large number of employees. Explore Pay Rate template setup in KeyPay
Payroll Management
Xero Logo Banner
March 28, 2013

5 reasons to use KeyPay with Xero

If you’re an avid Xero user you might be wondering why you’d use a separate payroll product like KeyPay when Xero already has payroll built in. Explore more.
Payroll Management