Wages

3 things to look out for in a flat-rate contract

by HSA Admin • October 23, 2020

Have you ever worked in a salon which had a great hourly rate on the surface, but when you start to dig deeper isn’t such a good deal after all? The Hair and Beauty Award is the minimum you can be paid as a trained industry professional, and has heaps of different rates, allowances, and […]


JobKeeper extended to March 2021

by HSA Admin • July 21, 2020

The Morrison Government has announced the JobKeeper wage subsidy will be extended beyond September, but will be cut from $1500 per fortnight. There will be two rates going forward: From October 2020:$1200 per fortnight for full-time workers $750 for part-time workers (working 20 hours a week or less) From January 2021:$1000 per fortnight for full-time […]


What you need to know about withdrawing superannuation early

by HSA Admin • April 17, 2020

As you may have seen, as part of the government’s stimulus package, you will be allowed to withdraw from your superannuation account if you meet one of the following criteria: You are unemployed Eligible for JobSeeker payment or other social benfits If you’ve been made redundant or have had your hours reduced by at least […]


5 Things you need to know about salon rent-a-chairs

by HSA Admin • February 7, 2020

Salon rent-a-chairs seem to be popping up all over the place. For employers, it’s a way to make money without taking on the full financial commitment of a staff member, and for stylists, it’s a taste of what it’s like to own your own business and take responsibility for your clientele.   But it’s also […]


What you need to know about your payslip

by HSA Admin • November 18, 2019

Wage theft is very common in the hair and beauty industry – there are so many small businesses run by employers who don’t know the full extent of the law, who don’t have fancy accounting software, or who straight up just exploit their staff and hope to get away with it. As an employee, it […]


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