What should I do if my employer is not paying super?
Your employer is required by law to pay a minimum of 9.5% of your yearly salary into your chosen superannuation account. If you are concerned that your employer is NOT complying with the superannuation guarantee (SG), here’s a few simple steps you can follow to get your super back on track.
- Ask your employer if they’ve been making SG contributions and into what super account (they might be paying it into an account you don’t use anymore);
- Get in touch with your super fund to get a member statement and check to see when the last contribution was made; and
- Lodge your query with the ATO if both your employer and super fund can’t help answer your questions. Lodging an unpaid super enquiry with the ATO requires some documentation, so make sure you check the ATO website for eligibility and instructions.