JobKeeper 1.0 Important Update – Employee Nomination Notice due 21 August 2020

6 months ago Posted on 21/8/2020

The Federal Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for employees to qualify for JobKeeper 1.0. The eligibility has now been extended to allow employees who have been employed up until 1 July 2020 to now be eligible for JobKeeper. This means employees who were employed between 1 March 2020 and 1 July 2020 can now also meet the eligibility requirements. Employers must give newly eligible JobKeeper employees a copy of the JobKeeper Nomination Form before Friday 21 August 2020.

A JobKeeper employer who does not identify newly eligible employees, provide them with a nomination notice by 21 August 2020 and make any necessary ‘top-up’ payments by 31 August 2020 will be in breach of the JobKeeper rules and may face penalties.