On Friday afternoon, the Government released amendments to the JobKeeper rules. These amendments clarify and confirm some aspects of the announcements made on Friday 7 August.
Change in employment date
The amendments confirm that employers who are currently eligible for the JobKeeper scheme, need to consider the eligible of employees who were employed as at 1 July 2020. There are a number of reasons employees may now be eligible including:
- Casuals who didn’t satisfy the definition of “long term casual” as at 1 March 2020
- Having reached the appropriate age by 1 July 2020
- May now hold the appropriate visa as at 1 July 2020
New permanent employees, employed after 1 March 2020 may also now be eligible.