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Latest news to keep you informed about industry insights — from payroll to compliance.

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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.
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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.
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Changes to HMRC UK Job Retention Scheme
June 15, 2020

July 1 changes to the UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC have made changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including flexible furloughing from 1 July, and reductions in grants from August 1.
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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.
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NZ Holidays Act
May 11, 2020

Understanding the 'NOTS' of the NZ Holidays Act

David Jenkins from NZPPA covers the NOTS of the Holidays Act and where there are areas we can deliver on today to ensure better payroll and leave compliance.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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UK Job Retention / Furloughed Workers Scheme
April 20, 2020

Preparing to claim for the UK Job Retention Scheme (aka furloughed workers)

On 15 April, HMRC provided additional information on the UK furloughed workers / Job Retention Scheme claim process. Here's all you need to know.
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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UK furloughing scheme
April 7, 2020

The UK COVID-19 furloughing scheme

The UK Government has introduced a furloughing scheme in reaction to COVID-19. Here's all we know.
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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.
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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.
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SSP UK Updates due to COVID-19
March 20, 2020

UK SSP Updates due to COVID-19

Temporary changes have been made to SSP due to COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.
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Strategies to manage leave
March 18, 2020

Holidays Act 2003: Managing leave to show compliance

Are you on top of leave management? Guest writer David Jenkins breaks down leave compliance for you in his latest post.
Payroll Management
Here's your Tax Year End checklist
March 17, 2020

Top tips to stay ahead this Tax Year End

Tax Year-End is almost here! check out our handy checklist for everything you need to know come April 5th.
Payroll Management
Staying compliant with the new NMW changes
March 11, 2020

Updates to NMW changes: ensure your payroll is compliant

The UK government is making updates to the National Minimum Wages regulations and resuming the ‘public naming scheme’. Ensure payroll is compliant.
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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.
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Is it time to change your payroll software?
March 2, 2020

Maximise your payroll efficiencies for the new tax year

With the new tax year approaching it's time to ask whether your payroll solution is right for you.
Payroll Management
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
2020 NZ payroll predictions from the NZPPA
February 24, 2020

What's in store for NZ payroll in 2020?

What NZ payroll trends should you lookout for this year? David Jenkins from the NZPPA discusses this and more to keep you in the loop this coming year.
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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.
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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.
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What is value pricing, and when should we use it in payroll?
September 1, 2019

What is value pricing, and when should we use it in payroll?

Value pricing can be used in payroll to charge clients based on value rather than a fixed cost. But when can payroll bureaux and accountants get this wrong?
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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.
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The proof that pensions can actually make you smile
July 16, 2019

The proof that pensions can actually make you smile

KeyPay has just enhanced pension auto-enrolment to be even more streamlined so payroll managers can spend less time on pension administration.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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KeyPay white label
May 22, 2019

What is white labelling and why is it valuable?

In this blog we explore white labelling and why white labelling your payroll product can improve client value, retention and brand perception.
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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.
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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?
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Payroll for bureaux
January 22, 2019

Where payroll traditionally failed the bureau

It’s time for payroll bureau businesses to change the way they work and pay by adopting automation and cloud technology in their processes.
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UK pension scheme compliance
January 22, 2019

UK Pension scheme compliance is easy with these top tips

Pensions remain a major pain point for payroll managers and bureaux. This blog explores how to ensure your payroll is compliant in the easiest way possible.
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Simplify RTI compliance in UK payroll
January 14, 2019

How to simplify RTI compliance in UK payroll

RTI remains a compliance issue for payroll bureaux, but the right payroll software technology can help us with RTI and create a smoother reporting process.
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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.
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Improve payroll efficiencies for bureaux
January 13, 2019

Maximise your payroll efficiency: 3 key trends for the modern payroll bureau

The UK is one of the top five most complex payroll systems in the world, but the right technology can help bureaux maximise their payroll efficiency.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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
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KeyPay employee self service
August 22, 2018

5 Reasons to Embrace Employee Self Service

Modern bureaus & organisations are moving more and more towards payroll software which offers Employee Self Service to relieve pay run stress.
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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
The impact of GDPR on UK payroll businesses
May 26, 2018

The impact of GDPR on UK payroll businesses

So what is GDPR? Why is GDPR important? What does this have to do with payroll? Find out more about the impact of GDPR on payroll.
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Cloud payroll KeyPay for the UK
May 10, 2018

KeyPay: The UK's first cloud payroll designed for bureaux

What makes KeyPay different to most payroll companies? Learn more about KeyPay journey & what led us to become the UK’s first cloud payroll designed for bureaux
KeyPay News
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.
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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
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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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