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Income tax vs. BAS – What you need to know.

June 19, 2017

Tax time is well and truly upon us, and if you haven’t booked an appointment to visit your tax agent yet, pick up the phone and give them a call. It’s time to get organised for the end of financial year and HABA understands that tax can be a real cause of confusion for salon […]


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGES TO INCREASE FROM 1 JULY 2017

June 12, 2017

It was announced this week that the National Minimum Wage was to increase after July 1 by 3.3% to $18.29 an hour – a rise of nearly 60c per hour for workers. The new national minimum wage will be $694.90 per week, an increase of $22.20 per week. This amount is nearly half of the […]


End of Financial Year Tax Time – What you need to do.

June 5, 2017

Tax time—those two words can strike a mixture of fear, dread and anticipated boredom into the heart of any business owner. But it doesn’t have to be so bad – a bit of preparation in advance of the general End of Financial Year Panic Period (after June 30) and some time spent with a great […]


SMALL BUSINESS AND SUPERANNUATION

May 29, 2017

There is a lot of conversation about superannuation happening at the moment. Maybe it’s Scott Morrison’s latest scheme to assist with the housing affordability crisis, or the fact that there are so many baby-boomers retiring and it’s all they can think about. Maybe it’s just that it’s coming to the end of the year, and […]


EMPLOYER PAY SLIP OBLIGATIONS

May 22, 2017

As we careen towards the end of the financial year, pay slips and group certificates begin to take on almost a life of their own, becoming a huge pain point for most businesses. We feel it too at Hair & Beauty Australia, as with our HABA Payroll service, we begin to get plenty of questions […]


FEDERAL BUDGET 2017 – What does it mean for Hair and Beauty Salon Owners?

May 10, 2017

Budget Night 2017 was one that was highly anticipated by all Australians, as we wait to see what our current government has planned for businesses, housing affordability and reducing the deficit – all hot-button topics that raised eyebrows during the election campaign. Most importantly out of the evening, The Government will back small businesses by reducing […]


HANDLING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY IN THE WORKPLACE

May 8, 2017

Around 1 million Australian adults live with depression and over 2 million have anxiety. On average, one in five women and one in eight men will experience depression in their lifetime. One in three women and one in five men will experience anxiety. These statistics are significant, startling and concerning for employers. The results of […]


457 Visas Change – What does it mean for salon owners?

April 28, 2017

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced that the subclass 457 will be abolished, and be replaced by the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, which will begin in March 2018. Furthermore, changes have also been made to all Skilled Migrant and Employer Sponsored visas eligible list of occupations. Sydney hair salon owner and HABA Member […]


How to deal with Alcohol and Work

April 19, 2017

It’s all gravy until one of your team members arrives at work reeking of booze after a big weekend, a long weekend or just a bad afternoon. Along with the risk of sandwich sickies (sick days around public holidays that allow staff an extra long weekend without taking any annual leave), ANZAC Day is notorious […]


QUARTERLY UPDATE OF CHANGES TO THE HAIR & BEAUTY AWARD

April 18, 2017

We work in a dynamic, evolving industry, with everything from techniques and products to trends and even regulations changing all the time. The same is true for the Hair & Beauty Award, which tends to have significant changes every quarter. Here are the changes made that salon owners need to know about in the first […]


EASTER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – WHAT SALON OWNERS NEED TO KNOW

April 10, 2017

As Easter races up to meet us in 2017, it’s no wonder that salon owners across the country are crying out, asking what they are supposed to do during this period. At HABA we are fielding calls left right and center about obligations, must-have’s and don’t-do’s for public holidays, and we are here to give […]


GET ADVICE YOUR INDUSTRY BODY REGARDING YOUR AWARD FOR BEST RESULTS         

April 3, 2017

  One of the biggest benefits of a HABA Membership is access to our team of industrial relations experts, who offer comprehensive and well informed advice about changes to, legalities around and the finer details of the Hair and Beauty Award. Recently, our team have seen a number of concerns because the advice that has […]


WHY YOU SHOULD OUTSOURCE PAYROLL IN THE HAIR AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY

March 27, 2017

We spoke to you last week about how much of a time pit processing the pay run is for salon owners. And you guys really heard us. We understand payroll is hard and a pain. But there are some really simple ways to fix that. Here are our top reasons to outsource your payroll: Free up […]


HOW DOES HABA PAYROLL WORK?

March 20, 2017

For salon owners, payroll, superannuation and tax can be a huge time-pit, meaning that lots of your precious time goes into it, but not much comes back to you. The solution? HABA Payroll. The service brings together all the latest information and changes from the award with the latest technology to provide a one-of-a-kind, industry-specific […]


PUBLIC HOLIDAY RATES FOR HAIR & BEAUTY IN AUSTRALIA

March 13, 2017

Easter is fast approaching, despite the fact that many of us are still adjusting to the surprise that we are already in March. In most industries, that means a series of public holidays that can be quite complex with additional annual leave often being taken during this time – a nightmare for salon owners.   […]


HOW TO CREATE SALON POLICY & PROCEDURES

March 6, 2017

  Creating your salon policy and procedures manual is no easy feat – from writing to implementation, there are lots of hurdles and steps to take to make lasting change in your salon. It’s really important that you get your senior staff or management team on board with the changes and implementation of a new […]


WHAT POLICIES SHOULD I HAVE IN MY SALON?

February 27, 2017

Last week we spoke about salon policies and procedures and why they are worth having. And that’s all great stuff – but it doesn’t tell you what to do or how to do it. So we are going to tackle the more practical aspects of implementing salon policies and procedures. The kind of policies and […]


HABA UPDATE: PENALTY RATES DECISION 23 FEBRUARY 2017

February 23, 2017

CHANGES TO PENALTY RATES DECISION MADE BY THE FAIR WORK COMMISSION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE HAIR & BEAUTY INDUSTRY The Fair Work Commission on the 23rd of February announced that Sunday penalty rates paid in retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy industries will be reduced from the existing levels, which, in some cases, are […]


WHAT ARE SALON POLICIES & PROCEDURES – WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

February 20, 2017

Policies and procedures are by nature a topic that makes people’s eyes glaze over. But in a salon environment, often it is your policies and procedures that will protect you in times of legal action, let alone the requirement by law for each salon to have their own set of guidelines for operations.   At […]


KEEP TIME & WAGE RECORDS TO PROTECT YOUR SALON FROM LEGAL ACTION

February 13, 2017

Part of the value that HABA provides to its members is representation in legal litigation and legal advice when things get a little hairy in salon. We have often represented salons where there is a distinct lack of record-keeping, making it difficult to prove your case as the salon owner / employer in issues of […]


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