As you are aware, we have previously provided information to keep you updated on the JobKeeper wage subsidy introduced by the Government in March/April 2020.

Under the initial rules, the Jobkeeper payment was only available to business in respect of “eligible employees”, which required employees to be employed at 1 March 2020. However, this is has just been amended by the Government and now requires the employees to be employed at 1 July 2020.

Where employees now qualify (who previously did not), businesses can obtain the JobKeeper payment from 3 August 2020 in respect of these employees (if the conditions are satisfied).  However, employers must take action immediately to ensure new eligible employees are provided with an employee nomination form (link below) by Monday 24 August 2020.

For more specific and detailed information regarding this please refer to the links below or contact our office.

We also note that JobKeeper 2.0 has been announced by the Government. This extends JobKeeper from October 2020 to December 2020 and/or March 2021, at reduced rates, for businesses (if they qualify).  We will provide additional information regarding this in the coming weeks as more details are released.

Please click on the below links for further information:

NTAA Paper: Urgent JobKeeper Action Required

NTAA Paper: JK_New_Employees

ATO Employee Nomination Notice: Employee Nomination Notice (1 July Employees Only)

If you require specific advice or you have any other questions relating to this, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 07 5532 4555.

Kind Regards
The Lutz Team

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