The international customer nominated award for delivering excellent service.
Presented to: Matthew Baker
Matthew runs his own successful business, Shift Buddies and is an inspiring young entrepreneur in the NOW business community. Matthew and the Shift Buddies team receive excellent customer feedback and reviews for their professional and caring customer service and for delivering an outstanding customer experience.
Due to the popularity of The Hills Echo community newspaper, local publisher MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd will be introducing a new publication called “The Everton Echo” for the Everton Park and surrounding suburbs that will launch in August. Read more
The Federal Government is offering you $25000
Should you take it?
Who is eligible?
In a new policy aimed at supporting jobs within the building industry the Federal Government is implementing a new scheme offering $25,000 grants to middle income earners that are looking to build a new home or renovate an existing property. To be eligible you must be earning less than $125000 if you are single or $200,000 if you are a couple.
It’s an exciting time for NOW member Ally Kelly as she launches her new book.
I am a local business owner who has written a book to share my passion and reasoning for spending a majority of my 20’s backing Read more
Special Alert – JobKeeper update
Casual employees and primary employer
The ATO has released guidance that a casual employee will not be eligible for the JobKeeper payment if they are employed on a permanent basis for another employer.
We have updated the FAQ with this information. The FAQ can be found here.
The JobKeeper process – Important Dates
The First Month (30 March 2020 – 26 April 2020)
Step One: If it hasn’t already, the employer should register its’ interest and subscribe for JobKeeper payment updates here.
Step Two: Check that the employer meets the eligibility requirements here.
Step Three: Check your employees meet the eligibility requirements here.
Step Four: Notify your eligible employees that the Club is intending to claim the JobKeeper payment on their behalf and check they aren’t claiming the JobKeeper payment through another employer. You can use this letter – click here.
Step Five: Send the JobKeeper Employee Nomination Notice to your nominated employees – click here. They must return this form to you before 30 April 2020.
Step Six: On 20 April 2020, enrol with the ATO for the JobKeeper payment using the Business Portal and authenticate using the employers myGovID. This must be done by 30 April 2020 at the very latest otherwise the employer will not receive the JobKeeper reimbursement for April 2020. In this form, the employer must:
Step Seven: Pay each eligible employee $3000 for the period from 30 March 2020 to 26 April 2020 by 30 April 2020. If payment is not made by this date, then the employer will not receive the JobKeeper reimbursement for April 2020.
Note: Payment can be made weekly ($750 per week) or fortnightly ($1,500 per fortnight).
Step Eight: On 4 May 2020, identify each eligible employee to the ATO through the online form by selecting employee details that are prefilled from your STP pay reports if you report payroll information through an STP enabled payroll solution.
Step Nine: You will receive confirmation of your eligible employees through email or SMS.
Step Ten: The ATO will make payment to the employer for the period from 30 March 2020 to 26 April 2020 provided the above steps have been completed.
Don’t worry if these steps are out of order, as long as you have completed each step by its’ due date.
The Next Months
Step One: Re-confirm that your reported eligible employees have not changed through the Business Portal and provide information as to your current and projected turnover.
Step Two: Make payment by the following dates for the following periods:
If the employer fails to make payment by the due date, then the employer will not receive the JobKeeper reimbursement for that period.
Obviously check with your accountant if you need more guidance.
NOW BUSINESSES SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED
With so much happening or rather not happening at the moment it’s always heart-warming to see our community come together in times of need.
Reno Revivals who are part of the NOW Business Network are doing just that. When they heard that fellow NOW member and hard-working 88-year-old community volunteer Jack Pool needed some maintenance at his place they decided that they could help. Jack has been a Meals On Wheels volunteer for over 20 years and president of Stafford Meals on Wheels over 15 years and if that isn’t enough to keep him busy he also volunteers at Bunnings sausage sizzles helping fundraise for other community organisations. Read more
Recently your NOW Board discussed what we might be able to do to help those in need in the community and we are looking at ways of doing this and supporting our members as well.
Some information that we’d love you all to share what is available out there that most might not be aware of. Read more
The NOW Business Group is a vibrant network group on the northside of Brisbane that is successfully growing in membership. This group meets every month with a primary focus to give back to the community first and do business second.
Recently the group presented their second NOW WOW! Award to Jack Pool, Meals on Wheels (MOW) Stafford and Jack was deeply humbled to receive his award.
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