From 1 November 2021, there is an extra step that employers may need to take to comply with the choice of super fund rules.

If a new employee does not choose a super fund, most employers will need to request the employee’s stapled super fund(an existing super account which is linked) details from us to avoid penalties.

The choice of super fund rules have recently changed so when a new employee starts, employers or their authorised representative will need to offer eligible employees a choice of super funds.

If your new employee doesn’t choose a super fund you will need to request stapled super fund details using ATO Online services. Pay super contributions to

(i) the super fund the employee chooses (or)
(ii) the stapled super fund we provide to the employer if they have not chosen a fund (or)
(iii) default fund (if the employer cannot pay into the two above)