employer responsibilities

For most employers in health and community services, paying super on behalf of your people is compulsory. It's their money and they've worked hard for it.

 

the simple rules

  • If you pay an employee $450 or more (pre tax) in a calendar month, you have to pay super on top of their wages. 
  • The minimum you must pay is what's known as the 'super guarantee' or SG. 

 

What you need to know about the SG

  • It's currently 9.5% of an employee’s ordinary time earnings.
  • It's better for your employees if you pay it monthly.
  • You must pay it at least four times per year, by the quarterly due dates.
  • If you don't pay on time, you may have pay the super guarantee charge (it's a bit like a fine).
  • It must be paid into a complying super fund. 
  • Most employees can choose which fund you pay into.

 

HESTA Core Pool is a great option

And it's MySuper authorised! Employers must nominate a super fund, where their employee(s) don't make choice of their own. About 80% of HESTA members are invested in our default option - Core Pool.

 

Click here for all the important numbers for HESTA.

 

If you're responsible for super admin for your organisation, we're here to help.

Frequently asked questions are a useful resource to help you complete essential super admin tasks so you can get on with other things.

 

Ready to find the perfect match and make HESTA your default super fund?

We're all in this together. And we're better together. We'd love to talk to you about what we can do for you and your team.