JobKeeper Call to Action: Review Employee Eligibility TODAY
The Federal Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for employees to qualify for JobKeeper. The key change is that the start date for eligible employees has been moved to 1 July 2020 hence any employees added between 1 March 2020 and 1 July 2020 may now be eligible for JobKeeper in August and September.
As a result, employers must, before Friday 21 August 2020, urgently revisit their employee’s eligibility for JobKeeper to ensure your business stays eligible under the one-in-all-in rule and to maximise your JobKeeper entitlements.
The new changes are retrospective, meaning employers with newly eligible employees will be able to take advantage of the new change from the JobKeeper Payment fortnight commencing 3 August 2020.
Employers currently enrolled in JobKeeper need to action the following things as a matter of urgency:
Review and identify any newly eligible employees (employees who did not satisfy the basic employee eligibility criteria at 1 March 2020 but do now satisfy the criteria under the new amended rules).
Provide all newly eligible employees with a JobKeeper nomination notice by Friday, 21 August 2020. The form can be found here; CLICK HERE
Check you have paid the minimum amounts to all eligible employees, including newly eligible employees and make any necessary ‘top up’ payments where required by Monday, 31 August 2020.
Include the newly eligible employees in the monthly declaration for August 2020.