Primarius Blog - Taking on a new employee

Muriel Oliver
Update | 14 Jun 2022

When setting up a new employee in payroll it is important to have the following information at hand and ready to go:

  1. Tax File Number (TFN) declaration form: read more here
  2. Bank account details: this makes it easy to ensure you can pay them promptly on payday.
  3. Superannuation details: this means you can set them up in full all at once, if not you have to receive this within 28 days. 
  4. Contact and personal details: whilst full name, tax file number, date of birth and primary email address are captured on the TFN declaration form, the following information is not:
    • - Mobile phone number
    • - Next of kin to contact in an emergency
    • - Allergies and health conditions etc
  5. Contract: it is best to clearly set out the conditions of their employment and note that you will pay superannuation and all other statutory obligations
  6. Policies & procedures: if you have specific policies and procedures then this is the time to advise them that you expect their compliance with this

Disclaimer: This information is general in nature. So, before acting on this or any other information, it is important to seek professional advice related directly to you and your circumstances. You may even wish to contact an industry expert or employment lawyer. Should you require our assistance, contact your Primarius Team leader, or email us at


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