What are some other payroll considerations in Australia?

Additional payroll regulations in Australia relate to payment schedules and record-keeping 

Employees are paid weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly in Australia. There are no formal date requirements by which they must be paid, but the standard schedule is as follows:  

  • Monthly – employees are paid between the 28th to 30th of the month 
  • Bi-weekly – employees are paid each second week on any agreed day 
  • Bi-monthly – employees are paid on the 15th and 30th of the month 

Detailed record-keeping is critical in Australia, and employers must keep employee records for at least seven years according to the Fair Work Act of 2009. These records should include general employee information, time and wage records, and payslips. Failure to keep accurate records for the required time period can result in fines and penalties. Moreover, under the Protecting Vulnerable Workers Act of 2017, employers have the burden of proof to disprove any allegations of underpayment in court. 

If you have questions about payroll regulations and procedures in Australia, please get in touch with our team today! 

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