Happy Easter from the Australian Federal Treasury – the JobKeeper subsidy passed through Parliament last night and now we have some surety as to what you can do as an employer. To provide you some peace of mind before the Easter break, here is a quick overview as to what’s happening:
The following powers apply only to employers that are eligible to receive the JobKeeper subsidy. If you are not eligible, it is business as usual and you must adhere to due process when changing working hours and so forth.
HOW JOBKEEPER WILL HELP SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
A key point for many of you is that you can now bring employees that have been stood down since 1 March 2020 back into work to complete appropriate work that will help them engaged and connected to the business. You can absolutely use this time to prepare your business to burst out of the gate as restrictions lift and we get back to running at normal levels. You can complete projects, update training, prepare in house manuals, have all the maintenance sorted – whatever it is your business needs to do to be prepared for a post coronavirus life.
Contact the HR Staff n’ Stuff team for any support or clarity you require about the implementation of the JobKeeper subsidy within your business. It is very new legislation and we want to make sure you get it right from the outset. In the meantime, enjoy your Easter now you know you have a little additional support.
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