Buried in the fine print of the JobKeeper 2.0 announcements (and thanks to the eagle-eye of one of our fabulous clients, thanks CM) we note that the test date for employee eligibility, even for the current JobKeeper 1.0 scheme, has now changed from employees who were on the books at 1 March 2020 to those who were on the books at 1 July 2020 (while still including anyone who qualified under the old rules).

This means (for example) new permanent full-time or part-time employees taken on between 1 March and 1 July may now also qualify for JobKeeper, or if your long-term casual turned 18 or clicked over 12 months of employment during this time, they may also now qualify.

The new rules apply to JobKeeper payment fortnights commencing 3 August, and new employees must be paid and registered by no later than 31 August (extended from 21 August).

The rules have changed (and will continue to evolve), so please ensure you talk to your friendly Halletts team member so you can be 100% certain you are JobKeeper compliant. We are here to help!

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