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Job Keeper for Unpaid Leave.

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Good Afternoon, I understand Job Keeper is for business who are still trading by retaining their employees and their turnover has declined by 30%.  Would employees be eligible for Job Keeper Payments when:

1. they are on paid leave?

2. they are on unpaid leave. Unpaid leave because employee has used up all his entitlements.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Hi @VIDYA,

 

Yes, eligible employees are entitled to receive the minimum of $1,500 per fortnight before tax from their employer even if they are on paid or unpaid leave, unless they receive any of these payments during the JobKeeper fortnight:

  • government parental leave or Dad and partner pay
  • a payment in accordance with Australian worker compensation law for an individual’s total incapacity for work.

 

This information can be found in our JobKeeper Knowledge Base Article here on ATO Community.

 

There is also information about pay and leave during coronavirus on the Fair Work website.

 

All the best.

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Hi @VIDYA,

 

Yes, eligible employees are entitled to receive the minimum of $1,500 per fortnight before tax from their employer even if they are on paid or unpaid leave, unless they receive any of these payments during the JobKeeper fortnight:

  • government parental leave or Dad and partner pay
  • a payment in accordance with Australian worker compensation law for an individual’s total incapacity for work.

 

This information can be found in our JobKeeper Knowledge Base Article here on ATO Community.

 

There is also information about pay and leave during coronavirus on the Fair Work website.

 

All the best.

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Thanks Alyce, so how do we process the pay of an employee on unpaid leave in the payroll system.Normally we pay x number of hours ordinary pay or x number of hours of leave but if an employee is on unpaid leave what do we pay him? Do we create another feild and call it Job Keeper may be?

 

thanks

Vidya 

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Hi @VIDYA

 

Check out the information we have about STP reporting for JobKeeper. You could perhaps apply the top up method which applies to employees who would otherwise earn below $1500 per fortnight.

 

Thanks, Ari