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Employer failed to nominate

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Hi,

I’m seeking advice on behalf of my friend here. She is 17, still in school & has been working for a small family cafe for about 2 years now as a casual; meaning she was eligible for the $4500 (6x fortnight’s worth) if jobkeeper.

Her employer has indeed enrolled for jobkeeper and most employees are receiving the payments. However, she and other 17 year olds in the same situation were not nominated nor notified to fill out forms to receive her payments. The employer doesn’t believe she is eligible because she wouldn’t normally earn that much in a week.

What should she do in this situation? Is there anyone she can contact to investigate or inform the employer on her behalf with the correct information?

Thanks Smiley Happy
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Hi @sammyk,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the community.

 

Their eligibility depends on what JobKeeper fortnight they’re claiming for and what their circumstances were on 1 March 2020.

See this thread: 17 year old casual who turns 18 in July 

 

It’s not compulsory for employers to participate however if they decide to enrol, they need to nominate all eligible employees, they can’t pick and choose. See this thread: One in all in - can employers choose who they claim JobKeeper for?

 

If you have questions about workplace entitlements and obligations in relation to the JobKeeper Payment scheme, the Fair Work Commission has released guidance on how it can assist with JobKeeper disputes. If you are concerned that someone is doing the wrong thing in relation to JobKeeper payment, you can tell us about it. To report illegal or behaviour of concern, see Making a tip off.

 

All the best,
Dejan

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Employees can also request that they be allowed to engage in secondary employment, training or professional development during a JobKeeper enabling stand down. An employer cannot unreasonably refuse such a request.

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Former Community Support

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Hi @sammyk,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the community.

 

Their eligibility depends on what JobKeeper fortnight they’re claiming for and what their circumstances were on 1 March 2020.

See this thread: 17 year old casual who turns 18 in July 

 

It’s not compulsory for employers to participate however if they decide to enrol, they need to nominate all eligible employees, they can’t pick and choose. See this thread: One in all in - can employers choose who they claim JobKeeper for?

 

If you have questions about workplace entitlements and obligations in relation to the JobKeeper Payment scheme, the Fair Work Commission has released guidance on how it can assist with JobKeeper disputes. If you are concerned that someone is doing the wrong thing in relation to JobKeeper payment, you can tell us about it. To report illegal or behaviour of concern, see Making a tip off.

 

All the best,
Dejan