Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave Update
Changes will be made to how Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave is displayed from 4 June 2023.
Pay slips must not mention Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave, including any leave taken or leave balances, and should be displayed as follows:
- Ordinary hours of work,
- Another kind of payment for performing work, such as an allowance, bonus or overtime payment, or;
- At the request of the employee, another type of leave, for example, annual leave.
We have updated the platform to reflect the above changes by adding the following:
- Business level default Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave payslip description setting, this is set to the employee's Primary Pay Category and is applied to all employees by default.
- Employee-level Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave payslip description settings, this new field will allow you to update the employee’s payslip description to any available pay category, including leave categories.
- Pay Run Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave payslip description setting, this new field will allow you to update the employee’s payslip description to any available pay category, including leave categories within the pay run.
More information and detailed instructions can be found here: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave Guide
Swag Release Notes 2.7.2
The following updates and fixes have been released to the latest version of Swag:
- Full Admin users are now able to see shift conditions and classifications when reviewing employee timesheets.
- Swag version 2.7.0 or higher will now feature forced updates requiring users to be using the latest version.
- A fix has been released for an issue where Money and Benefits were showing for excluded users.
EOFY FY23 System Updates
Users can now create pay runs for the 23/24 financial year. The notable changes effective for pay runs with a date paid on or after 1 July 2023 include:
- The legislated superannuation guarantee (SG) rate will increase from 10.5% to 11%, which will automatically apply to eligible businesses. Refer to this article for the system settings to ensure automatic updates will apply.
- The maximum superannuation contribution base (MCB) will increase to $62,270 per quarter from $60,220. From 1 July 2023, the new MCB amount will be displayed in the employee pay run defaults screen. Prior to that date, the system will continue to show the MCB rate applicable for the 2022-2023 financial year.
- The employee termination payment (ETP) cap will increase to $235,000 from $230,000.
- The genuine redundancy cap will increase to $11,985 (base limit) and then $5,994 for each completed year of service.
- The exemption for WPN holders reporting via STP will be extended to the 2023/24 financial year. We will provide further information once the extension has been announced. The ATO is aiming to update the exemptions for certain employers information by mid-June.
- The new National Minimum Wage will be $882.80 per week or $23.23 per hour. The minimum award wages will increase by 5.75%. These increases will apply from the first full period starting on or after 1 July 2023. This means if the weekly pay period starts on Monday, the rates will apply from Monday, 3 July 2023. Award updates will be updated accordingly and communicated via the payroll dashboard.
We have collated support resources in an EOFY Hub to assist you through this period which includes an End of Financial Year Single Touch Payroll (STP) Finalisation Video.
Swag Release Notes 2.8.1
The following updates have been released to the latest version of Swag:
- The greeting on the Swag dashboard has been updated to be based on region
- The Benefits homepage has been refreshed with a new look
The following fixes have been released to the latest version of Swag:
- Swag remains responsive if the user closes the app when the in-app feedback prompt is activated
- Leave updates accordingly when the user switches organisation
- Users using the magic link will not bypass the 2FA enforcement
- Expenses cannot be submitted if the permission is not enabled
- Timesheets that are accessed via notifications will now display a status
- Terminated employees cannot submit timesheets, leave, unavailability, action rostered shifts, and expenses
- Timesheets are no longer showing as duplicated
Back Payment Automation Update
Users can now significantly improve the way they back-pay their employees. Previously, processing a back payment required manually identifying the pay periods that an employee’s pay was subject to a back payment, then manually calculating the back payment needed based on previously paid earnings and then manually calculating the tax associated with such back pay.
To remove the many steps involved in this process, we have recently implemented a new back pay feature that automates many of the current manual processes. Users can now manage the process of back-paying an employee in a simple 3-step process. In addition to automating this process, we have also factored in STP requirements regarding how earnings need to be reported for both the current and prior financial years.
Refer to our support article for further details on this feature. This feature is only available for users subscribed to the Plus plan.