Holidays are nearly here, we understand how busy this time of year gets, especially if you own a business. To help you get organised so you can hopefully enjoy a well earned break this Christmas, here are some key dates for your diaries regarding Jobkeeper payments. 4 January 2021 – JobKeeper extension 2 starts The second extension period covers the JobKeeper fortnights between 4 January 2021 and 28 March 2021. To claim JobKeeper payments for this period, you will need to sho
Over the next couple of months, we have a number of public holidays. We have been receiving some questions about how you treat these in JobKeeper, so we have summarised some useful information for you below: Public holidays (extract from Fair Work Ombudsman) Public holiday pay needs to be included when calculating an employee’s usual pay if the employee: Would normally have worked on the public holiday if the JobKeeper enabling stand down direction hadn’t been given. W
This year’s Federal Budget includes more detail for business owners to digest than has been in a long time. The full report is available here, but we have been busy reading though the detail and have provided you with a summary on some of the key points. This Budget is aimed at encouraging hiring, investment and spending. This includes wage rebates, investment incentives, new skills initiatives, direct support for employers, business tax cuts and strategies to boost our manuf
JobKeeper Extension is fast approaching us. If you have not received an email from us yet in regards to your current turnover and predicted eligibility after 28th September, please get in touch ASAP. We have prepared a list of important dates for you and your business to be aware of so there are no surprises over the next few weeks. 28 September 2020 – JobKeeper extension 1 starts From 28 September 2020, JobKeeper 2.0 begins. The first extension covers the JobKeeper fortnight
A quick update for you on important changes that may impact your access to Jobkeeper 2.0.
If your business qualified for the first round of JobKeeper, but you no longer satisfy the 30% decline in turnover test to qualify for Jokeeper 2.0, you may be able to access temporary Fair Work Act provisions for a further six months if your business is experiencing a 10% decline in turnover.
On 1 September 2020, legislation to extend the JobKeeper scheme passed Parliament. As
I wanted to give you a quick update in regard to JobKeeper 1.0. Whilst we are still waiting for the finer details of the changes being made to the JobKeeper scheme beyond the end of September (JobKeeper 2.0), Treasury and the ATO have released the rules and further guidance of determining employees who become eligible for the scheme as of 1 July 2020. The key points include: If you have hired new employees between 1st March and 1st July 2020, they may now be eligible for JobK
More people are now eligible to receive Jobkeeper payments. Is your business keeping up to date with the changes? Recent changes to eligibility mean that employers are now also able to claim Jobkeeper subsidy for: -Casual employees that started up to 1st July 2019 and -Full Time/Part Time workers that started between 1st March and 1st July 2020 From fortnight 10 (weeks between 3rd -16th August) To find out more and to help your business stay ahead, please contact our office
The Government is announcing updates to the JobKeeper Payments this week What we know about JobKeeper 2.0 It is understood that both JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments will continue past September but eligibility rules will be tightened and the rates of payment are to be lowered from then on.
We can expect to see the following implemented; The changes will come into affect as of September where the current JobKeeper payment of $1,500 may be reduced for those who were earning l
The Treasury have been busy crunching JobKeeper program numbers. A review will consider the viability of continuing JobKeeper payments to businesses that have recovered sufficiently and has hinted that the $1,500 flat-rate payment could be overhauled to prevent over payments. Josh Frydenburg said “we want to understand whether the $1,500 payment continues to be the right amount, also bearing in mind that some people are getting paid more than they would otherwise get by virtu
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued advice on JobKeeper provisions and has added a temporary new schedule into 99 awards to provide greater flexibility during the pandemic.
UNPAID PANDEMIC LEAVE - 2 weeks of unpaid pandemic leave; Taken when employees are required to self-isolate due to exposure; or when an enforceable government direction restricts non-essential business Is available in full, immediately to full, part time and casual employees Employees do not need to accrue