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My partner works in the sales industry. She's paid a retainer and commission. 

Because of COVID19 she works way less hours as normal. She still gets paid her 38 hours a week (retainer) but doesn't work form home anymore every evening (or staying late at the office) to earn her commission (non existing anymore).

What does the ATO classify as "working hours"?  

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Hi @marcvandiemen 

 

Thanks for contacting ATO Community.

 

Both an employer and an employee have to meet all the eligibility requirements to be eligible for JobKeeper payment.

 

For an eligible employee your employer is required to pay you a minimum of $1,500 per fortnight before tax- the JobKeeper payment it’s not an additional amount.

 

If an eligible employees earns more than $1,500 per fortnight, your employer should continue to pay you your regular salary or wages. However, they will only receive $1,500 for each eligible employee. Any amount they pay above $1,500 per fortnight is not subsidised by the JobKeeper payment.

 

For more information about what you’d consider an your regular salary, you can see JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act.

 

I hope this information is helpful and you all remain well during this time.

 

MariR

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Hi @marcvandiemen 

 

Thanks for contacting ATO Community.

 

Both an employer and an employee have to meet all the eligibility requirements to be eligible for JobKeeper payment.

 

For an eligible employee your employer is required to pay you a minimum of $1,500 per fortnight before tax- the JobKeeper payment it’s not an additional amount.

 

If an eligible employees earns more than $1,500 per fortnight, your employer should continue to pay you your regular salary or wages. However, they will only receive $1,500 for each eligible employee. Any amount they pay above $1,500 per fortnight is not subsidised by the JobKeeper payment.

 

For more information about what you’d consider an your regular salary, you can see JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act.

 

I hope this information is helpful and you all remain well during this time.

 

MariR

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Hi,

 

the question wasn't about JobKeeper but actually about applying for early release of her super.  

How do you calculate the 20% less in hours.  Like so many people in sales/travel they work hours from home (to make their commission). These hours are not directly mentioned on paystubs (they only mention the regular 28 hours). 

The worked hourss from home don't exist anymore (nobody travels for some weird reason). How to prove she actually works more than 20% less than normal?

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Hi @marcvandiemen,

 

Thanks for your reply and apologies for the delay.

 

Your working hours on or after 1 January 2020 need to have been reduced by 20% or more of your average hours over the six months prior to your hours being reduced.

 

You should keep records and documents to confirm your eligibility as we may ask you for this information.

 

There is information about assessing your eligibility on our website.

 

I hope this helps.