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JobKeeper Update

Posted by: Ewen Fletcher on

The Federal Government has released a new proposal to the current JobKeeper scheme.

Business owners currently receiving JobKeeper (or likely to before 27 September 2020) are now eligible to consider employees that were on their books as of 1 July 2020 for the government JobKeeper payment.

Previously, the initial requirement was that the employees needed to be on the books as of 1 March 2020. As such, over time, as employees left and others were hired, this businesses could only claim JobKeeper for part of their current workforce.

So, if your business has hired new employees between 1 March 2020 and 1 July 2020, you may be eligible to access the JobKeeper payment for each of these employees.

For any eligible employees, the Job Keeper fortnight started last Monday 3 August 2020. So, it is important to make sure that the $1,500 per fortnight is paid by the end of this week.

If you would like any assistance working through these changes and enrolling new employees, please contact our office and we will have one of our team assist you.

For business owners that wish to self-assess and adjust for the new Job Keeper rules, click here to access the technical fact sheet.

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