I have been bookkeeping for a business for over 10 years. I recently had a conversation with an employee and it came out that this employee and her daughter were both working for the business, however the payment for both employees was only going to one person, the mother.
Therefore employee A works 5 hours, employee B works 5 hours. Employee A is paid 10 hours so as not to affect employee B earnings, because she was also employed somewhere else.
This was news to me and in fact a shock. Could you please offer some advice as to the best way to handle this situation. While I do not wish to lose a long standing client, it is more important to me that I do not put my registration as a BAS Agent into question by potentially contravening the Professional Code of Conduct I agreed to uphold for ICB and TPB.
How should you and your client handle this situation?
What do you do?