COVID-19 JobKeeper Alert! More employees may be eligible as of now!

The Federal Government recently announced an extension to its flagship JobKeeper wage subsidy program. The rules surrounding eligibility for extended support were then relaxed further, which included a shift in the employee eligibility date from 1st March to 1st July.  Because the changes were framed in the context of JobKeeper 2.0, it may have appeared that the new employee eligibility date was only relevant for the extended December 2020 and March 2021 quarters. This is not the case! The new date applies for relevant JobKeeper payments from the fortnight beginning 3rd August 2020. In other words, this may make more employees eligible for current JobKeeper payments. 

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Posted: August 17, 2020 | 0 comments

COVID-19 JobKeeper 2.0 turnover test relaxed

Almost certainly a result of the deteriorating situation in Victoria, the Government has thankfully removed the requirement that an employer be able to demonstrate a 30% or more decline in turnover for successive periods (50% for those with turnover greater than $1 billion, 15% for certain eligible charities). 

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Posted: August 10, 2020 | 0 comments