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Boss at Bruno's Pizza Palace

Your Boss

So you’re not sure what all this information on your payslip means? How about I go through the payslip with you?

Boss at Bruno's Pizza Palace

Your Boss

So let's look at few more items on your payslip.

Boss at Bruno's Pizza Palace

Your Boss

Let's have a look at superannuation and your leave balance.

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Your Boss

So that’s your payslip covered. Do you have any other questions?

Boss at Bruno's Pizza Palace

Your Boss

Employers should give all new workers a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement – this outlines your rights at work. We have to keep good payment records and give you payslips. We also have to pay you at least the minimum wage for your job, plus any extra money that must be paid by law, for example if you work on a public holiday.

If you are a full-time employee rather than a casual, we have to pay you superannuation and give you paid sick leave and holiday leave.

Now if things are not working out and we want to let you go, we have to follow a process to make sure everything is fair, and if you want to go for a promotion we can’t discriminate.

Finally, we have to make sure you have all the training and equipment you need, to do your job properly and safely.

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Your Boss

Yes. First you have to do the job you are being paid to do. You also have to treat people equally, not discriminate against, bully or harass other workers. If you experience bullying or harassment, or you see it happening to someone else, you must report it.

Boss at Bruno's Pizza Palace

Your Boss

OK, so tax works like this. Each time you are paid, you have to pay tax. This is called ‘Pay as you go’ or PAYG tax. But how much tax you pay depends on how much you earn. So people who don’t earn much don’t pay any tax, while people who earn a lot, pay more tax. All this tax goes to the Australian Taxation Office or ATO.

If you have paid tax, after the end of the financial year on June 30th you can lodge a tax return and claim any deductions you might have.

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