January 20, 2022
Industry Insights

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.
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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.
Product News
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2
December 10, 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.
Insights
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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.
Insights
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December 6, 2021

Running payroll over the festive break: 4 ways to prepare

The festive season is almost here! If you're a payroller, don't stress. We've made life easier by outlining how to prepare to run payroll during the holidays.
Payroll Management
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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.
Product News
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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.
Insights
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November 12, 2021

From humble beginnings in Rotorua to changing the face of payroll

Experienced NZ payroller of 27 years, Shelley Costello, joins KeyPay. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and insights, Shelley's changing the payroll game.
Insights
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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.
Product News
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October 28, 2021

Maximise efficiency by bulk importing Employee Advanced Standard Hours

Our new Advanced Standard Hours feature saves time by allowing you to bulk import employees' hours, using an advanced importer to match data without errors.
Product News
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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.
Insights
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September 27, 2021

Save time through splitting earnings by location!

From next week, payroll administrators will now be able to automate the distribution of earnings across different locations.
Product News
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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.
Insights
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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!
Product News
WorkZone's Employee Self Service calendar events
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.
Product News
Leave calculation transparency
August 24, 2021

The Holidays Act (2003): Why your payroll software should display calculation transparency

By seeking a transparent payroll software, payroll bureaus and outsourced payroll providers are equipped with the tools to provide audits and advisory.
Insights
Global workforce
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.
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The NZ Holidays Act review: what is expected to change
July 15, 2021

The NZ Holidays Act: What Is expected to change and what it means for your business

The NZ government has approved all 22 recommendations to review the Holidays Act (2003) - find out what is expected to change and what this means for payroll.
Insights
Casual employment law changes
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.
Insights
Bulk update employee pay rates instantly in payroll
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.
Product News
STP reporting for End of Financial Year
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.
Insights
New financial year legislative changes fy22
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.
Insights
Streamline Holidays Act compliance in the cloud
June 1, 2021

NZ Holidays Act compliance: 6 ways to streamline employee data

Issues can arise with record keeping and meeting NZ Holidays Act compliance unless innovative, cloud technology is used. Explore how to streamline compliance.
Insights
Restore deleted settings in KeyPay
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!
Product News
Holidays Act business compliance
April 20, 2021

The Holidays Act: 6 'best practice' compliance tips

The Holidays Act (2003) is a widespread issue for businesses across New Zealand. Explore these tips to set your business up for compliance.
Insights
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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.
Employee Self-Service