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Re: Employee on Jobkeeper returned from parental leave in July, paid monthly - min for August pay...

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We have an employee that returned from parental leave in July and is on JobKeeper.  As August is a larger month, do we make sure the employee is paid $3,000 min, the $3,250 average or $4,500 for August?

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Hi @ SandyR,

 

The JobKeeper Scheme is based on fortnightly pay dates but there is some flexibility within the process that allows an employer like yourself that uses a monthly cycle instead to choose between two options on how you want to pay your employees while they are on JobKeeper. Once you have made the choice however you will need to stick to it for all future payments in order for your books to balance out in the end.

 

Your two choices are to either:

 

  1. Pay your employees according to the actual JobKeeper fortnights that fall within a particular monthly reporting period; or you can
  2. Average the JobKeeper payments out across all the months in a reasonable manner (and you will find an explanation of what is considered a ‘reasonable manner’ explained in this link on How much to pay)

 

This would mean for August depending on which choice you make you will either pay your employee $4500 as there are three JobKeeper fortnights in that month (09, 10 & 11), or you would pay them $3250 as the ‘average’ monthly payment.

 

AlBar

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Former Community Support

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Hi @ SandyR,

 

The JobKeeper Scheme is based on fortnightly pay dates but there is some flexibility within the process that allows an employer like yourself that uses a monthly cycle instead to choose between two options on how you want to pay your employees while they are on JobKeeper. Once you have made the choice however you will need to stick to it for all future payments in order for your books to balance out in the end.

 

Your two choices are to either:

 

  1. Pay your employees according to the actual JobKeeper fortnights that fall within a particular monthly reporting period; or you can
  2. Average the JobKeeper payments out across all the months in a reasonable manner (and you will find an explanation of what is considered a ‘reasonable manner’ explained in this link on How much to pay)

 

This would mean for August depending on which choice you make you will either pay your employee $4500 as there are three JobKeeper fortnights in that month (09, 10 & 11), or you would pay them $3250 as the ‘average’ monthly payment.

 

AlBar

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Thank you very much, your answer has been most helpful. xo