Accountants and Business Advisers
25 05 2020
Further rules regarding JobKeeper payments have been enacted in recent weeks affecting the Alternative Turnover Test and Group Entities. The ATO has begun its review of JobKeeper claims to ensure the integrity of claims made.
25 05 2020
On Wednesday, 20 May the Federal Court upheld the findings in Workpac v Skene regarding casual employees and has left many employers feeling exposed and uncertain. The Workpac ruling is not a new one. The Workpac v Skene decision was handed down in 2018 but in 2020, it was challenged again when Workpac brought a second case to the Federal Court, Workpac v Rossato.
05 05 2020
COVID-19 has not discrimated and the the not-for-profit sector is fighting to survive in the current climate. The importance of these organisations is paramount and sadly, now more than ever, these amazing charities are needed for their support and services. How can we help those who help us?
30 04 2020
In the absence of business continuity plans, businesses still need to consider forming crisis plans and ensuring that they have a crisis team in place. Some tips to responding to this crisis are detailed by PKF Integrity Principal, Wayne Gilbert.
Insurers and in particular financiers, are increasingly making enquiry of business to ensure that they have specific Pandemic related plans in place to address not only the unique risks posed by COVID-19, but to also address the risk of any further pandemic related events into the future. This could become a mandated part of doing business in the future.
Be more vigilant on the look the out for phishing emails and sites. Empower them with the knowledge of the risk so they know how what to look out for. The Coronavirus scare is the perfect mechanism for cybercriminals to leverage and trigger that emotional response.
The pace and severity of COVID-19’s impact had caught all of us in business by surprise and challenged the way we have traditionally operated. It also presents an amazing opportunity for business to challenge the traditional paradigms.
24 04 2020
Late last year, when COVID-19 was just starting to emerge in China, we were engaged by a lawyer in Queensland to assist a client in the education sector investigate allegations of misconduct made against a principal at a private school. At that time, due to resourcing and cost constraints, we conducted the investigation from Melbourne.
23 04 2020
The overwhelming sentiment of businesses in the current environment is one of cautious optimism. An optimism that there will be light at the end of the tunnel, and we need to hold on in the meantime. Many of us have asked a question that humans have not had to ask for hundreds if not thousands of years: how do we hibernate? The hibernation we are contemplating is very different to that of our ancestors. It contemplates sustaining cash flow, retaining employees and pivoting to generate income. The most publicised of these hibernation levers has been retaining employees.
22 04 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 has plunged many businesses into challenging and unprecedented times.
In such times, negativity and fear can be the order of the day and it is difficult to look forward and be optimistic about the future. In the depth of any crisis, upsides can be difficult to find and it is very easy to become overwhelmed by all the negatives.
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