Jobkeeper New Eligibility

Do you have:

  • any new employees that started between 1 March 2020 and 1 July 2020; OR
  • any regular casual employees reaching 12 months up to 1 July 2020?

For Jobkeeper, the new 1 July 2020 eligibility test is set to capture a number of new employees, including those hired after 1 March 2020, and those who previously did not meet the definition of a long-term casual employee by 1 March 2020 but have since become long-term casual employees by 1 July.

It also covers employees who did not qualify on 1 March due to their age or visa status but have since become 16 to 18 years of age and meet the independence criteria and study or have obtained the necessary visa.

The ATO will provide employers until 31 August 2020 to meet the wage condition for all new eligible employees under the 1 July eligibility test. Employee nomination notices will need to be provided to new eligible employees.

So if you have such new eligible employees, it is very important that you don’t miss paying them the required amounts for JobKeeper fortnights commencing from 3 August, prior to 31 August.

Attached is an infographic summarising the key elements of Jobkeeper moving forward.

Please contact us if your employee circumstances have changed since 1 March 2020 and you require assistance.

Date Posted: 20 August 2020