June 21, 2022
Breaking Down the Increase to Award Minimum Wages
On the 15th June 2022, the Fair Work Commission announced a 4.6% increase to the Award Minimum Wage, effective from the first pay run from 1 July 2022.
End of Financial Year
June 10, 2022
Preparing your clients for 21/22 EOFY
We’ve put together a summarised guide to help you and your clients prepare for the End of Financial Year.
End of Financial Year
May 27, 2022
Resolving 10 common STP Lodgement Issues
We've summarised the most common Warnings and Errors you may encounter while preparing for EOFY and explain how to resolve them.
End of Financial Year
April 19, 2022
There are New Employee enhancements coming your way!
KeyPay is releasing enhancements to improve the user experience when adding a New Employee.
March 28, 2022
Streamline payroll reporting with Zoho Books
KeyPay has released an integration with Zoho Books so that shared users can benefit from an automated payroll and accounting experience.
March 16, 2022
Save time on importing employee data
Introducing our newest feature - flatfile importing! You can now import employee data from other systems into KeyPay with minimal manual intervention required.
March 8, 2022
The importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, but we at KeyPay believe that gender equality and diversity should be a year-round focus.
March 1, 2022
No more manual timesheet approvals!
No more manually approving timesheets against hours worked; if a timesheet matches the roster exactly, the system will auto-approve this for you!
February 21, 2022
Small Business Support Program: Payroll support to businesses affected by Omicron
The Small Business Support Program is designed to help support small to medium businesses that suffered during the Omicron outbreak.
February 17, 2022
Paying your employees just got easier with Paytron!
KeyPay has released an exciting integration with Paytron so that users can benefit from friction-free payments.
February 14, 2022
Valentine’s Day with KeyPay: Why you’ll fall in love with our payroll software
Celebrate Valentine's Day with KeyPay, to find out why we (and our clients) love our payroll and employee management software.
January 28, 2022
World Data Privacy Day: A time to review your information's security
January 28 2022 is World Data Privacy Day - in today’s day and age where online transactions are rampant, it’s key to take steps to protect your information.
January 20, 2022
4 Features to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Payroll Solution
With multiple payroll software providers in the market, it can be difficult to know which platform is best for you and your business.
January 17, 2022
Managing your caregiver team: 4 ways to improve efficiency
Managing caregiver teams and support workers can be complex, time-consuming and stressful. Consider a few minor changes to save time and cut down costs.
January 12, 2022
Double the roster templates, with half the effort!
Save time and cut down on manual effort by duplicating existing roster templates. No more re-building your preferred rosters from scratch!
December 24, 2021
Employees can now edit and upload their qualification documents!
Employees now have the ability to add a new qualification and edit existing qualifications within the employee portal to save even more time.
December 22, 2021
2021 Year in Review
From award wins to expansion (and even making it back to face-to-face events!), we take a look at some of our highlights from 2021.
December 21, 2021
4 ways to streamline rostering with roster warnings
Introducing our newest feature - roster warning rules! Users can now set up warnings to ensure legislative compliance when creating shifts.
December 10, 2021
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2: What to expect and how to get ready
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 is now mandatory. Ensure you're using payroll software that achieves compliance for your clients and their businesses.
December 10, 2021
Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate: What’s changed and how to apply
As of 10 December 2021, the COVID Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is being increased from $1,500 to $2,000 per eligible NSW business.
December 6, 2021
Running payroll over the festive break: 4 ways to prepare
The festive season is almost here! We've made life easier by outlining how to prepare to run payroll during the holidays.
December 1, 2021
Enhancements to the terminations tax context panel
With Christmas just around the corner, we're bringing you a feature enhancement - a clearer breakdown of how PAYG is calculated within a termination pay run.
November 18, 2021
Steps to take to mitigate risk of payroll cyber attacks
With the recent cyber attack on Frontier Software, there may be concerns over data security and protection. KeyPay takes measures to protect your information.
November 3, 2021
Group 3 modern award pay rates have now been increased
In line with Fair Work's 2.5% increase to the national minimum wage and awards, KeyPay has now updated our Group 3 modern award pay rates.
October 28, 2021
Maximise efficiency by bulk importing Employee Advanced Standard Hours
Our new Advanced Standard Hours feature saves time by allowing users to bulk import employees' hours, using an advanced importer to match data without errors.
October 25, 2021
Super stapling: What you need to know
Super stapling comes into effect on 1 November 2021. This will have implications for new employees, employers and their onboarding processes.
September 27, 2021
Save time through splitting earnings by location!
Accountants, bookkeepers and payroll bureaus will now be able to automate the distribution of earnings across different locations.
September 16, 2021
The impact of COVID-19 on the payroll recruitment market: An interview with Peter Allan from Absolute Payroll
Peter Allan discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the payroll market, expectations from payroll candidates and employers, and the changes he has perceived.
September 2, 2021
The Document Acknowledgement Report is here!
The new Document Acknowledgement Report will allow KeyPay users to review the acknowledgment status and send reminders at the same time!
September 1, 2021
Making payroll Employee Self Service even easier: WorkZone's 'calendar events'
With KeyPay’s new WorkZone Calendar Events feature, users can see all calendar events from within the roster screen! No more switching from roster to calendar.
August 10, 2021
10 questions to consider before hiring employees internationally
Thinking about expanding your business internationally? Here are 10 things to consider for business globalisation, from hiring, to payroll, to HR.
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 employee 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 STP will now need to begin preparing for reporting on July 1 2021. Here's how this will affect your clients.
June 9, 2021
Prepare your clients' 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
KeyPay's payroll calendar feeds: Improving visibility of work anniversaries
KeyPay's work anniversaries in calendar feeds, offers your clients better visibility so they 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 clients' 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
Branded Payroll Management in the Partner Dashboard
Have easy access to a range of branded payroll 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 you and your clients should pay super and what happens if SG payments are missed.
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 next steps to keep your clients 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 this process to be automated 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 22, 2019
What is branded payroll and why is it valuable?
In this blog we explore branded payroll and why branding your payroll product can improve client value, retention and brand perception.
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.