What has changed?
On the 14th of August the Government expanded JobKeeper eligibility which may now enable previously ineligible employees to qualify for the JobKeeper scheme. An additional ‘1 July 2020 employment test’ has been introduced that, if satisfied, will enable previously ineligible employees to receive JobKeeper payments from fortnights commencing 3rd August.
To qualify, an employee will need to satisfy the following criteria as at 1 July 2020:
What do I need to do?
Employers already participating in the JobKeeper scheme must review their staff for any employees that may now be eligible to participate in the JobKeeper scheme under the 1 July employment test criteria outlined above. Such employees may include:
Employees that do now qualify must be provided with a nomination notice by 21 August 2020. There are calls for an extension to this date however nothing has been announced at this time.
Anything else I should know?
If you require assistance assessing the eligibility of your employees in light of the 1 July employment test criteria, please contact our office.
– Jason Bamford
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