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EmployersFIRST

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If you’re new to First Super, or you’ve never considered using a clearing house before, we explain why it can make your super administration quick and easy and ensure you meet the Government standards for super compliance. How does a clearing house work? A superannuation clearing house lets you make a single online payment to […]

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What’s on the super horizon for employers in the new year? Here’s a round-up of what you can expect from both the Government and First Super. Government changes to super choice laws From 1 January 2021, workers can no longer be forced into an employer’s chosen super fund under any new enterprise bargaining agreements (EBAs) […]

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While most of us have coped with COVID-19 by supporting each other, scammers have seen it as an opportunity to ramp up cyber-attacks on small businesses. According to the ACCC’s Scamwatch website, during the height of the pandemic fraudsters started using COVID-19 in “email compromise” scams by posing as a regular supplier or business who […]

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Last Tuesday’s Federal Budget included a package of superannuation reforms, which – if passed – could transform the way employers manage default super. Super accounts to follow workers when they change jobs Instead of employers creating new super accounts for employees who join their company, under the proposed reforms workers would instead be “stapled” to […]

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The JobKeeper Payment is changing

From Monday 28 September, JobKeeper wage subsidies will be reduced from the current rate of $1500 per fortnight to either $1200 or $750 per fortnight depending on how many hours an employee works. Businesses must also meet new turnover tests.   Here’s what you need to know.  Payment rates On 28 September, a two-tier payment system will be introduced for JobKeeper, with Tier 1 and Tier […]

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Supporting super decision-making

First Super members in your workplace will soon receive their annual member statements. As their employer, how can you help your staff make the right decisions around managing their super?  Get on top of workplace super  With the coronavirus pandemic having an ongoing impact on businesses, you may be finding your superannuation requirements challenging to prioritise or time consuming. Don’t let it get on top of you. […]

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The way many of you pay and manage your employees’ super is about to change.  A number of our employers currently utilise what is referred to as Gen 1, an older version of our clearing house service.  This version is to be replaced by Gen 2, which is more intuitive, modern and gives you more features […]

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Changes to super choice laws

Following recent changes to legislation, from 1 January 2021 workers cannot be forced into an employer’s chosen super fund under new enterprise bargaining agreements (EBAs) and workplace determinations. All employees must be provided with a Choice form and allowed to choose their own super fund.  Below, we have answered some common questions about the changes.  What is the new legislation?   The Federal Government has passed […]