Your biggest asset and biggest headache: Staff

For all of my client’s staffing issues is one that is continually popping up. It doesn’t matter if I am talking to an electrician with one staff member to a fabricator with 10 staff or anyone in between staffing is a headache.

Getting and keeping staff is a huge issue and one I will keep for a blog post next week. today what I want to discuss around staffing is pay and entitlements.

I am seeing more and more issues with disgruntled staff causing havoc with their employer as the staff member hasn’t been paid correctly their wages and or entitlements. Through no fault of the overworked and stress small business they are missing crucial information and unknowingly paying staff incorrectly.

This can work in both ways, you over pay staff and wonder why there is no money in the bank or you underpay staff and realise down the track you need to find a bunch of cash to pay back your staff.

I am yet to come across a small business owner who is paying staff incorrectly because they chose too, I am however seeing an increase in small businesses paying staff wrong simply because they didn’t know any better.

Now this is not an exhaustive list, it is a guide to get you started and pointed in the right direction.


Once you have contacted Fairwork you then need to make sure you have Xero (or your bookkeeping program) to match these pays and entitlements.

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