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Job keeper job security.

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Hi,  my brother has been on job keeper since the beginning.  Now that job keeper is coming to a close my brother rang his old boss to enquire if he would have a job to come back to and was told no.  Wasn't the idea of job keeper to ensure that when the time was right people had jobs to come back to?   By the sounds of it the employer never had any intent to put him back on and has just been taking the job keeper money. Is there any thing that can be done about this? What avenues are available here? 

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Devotee

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It is still entirely within the rights of the business - there is no rule that says every employee receiving Jobkeeper has to be kept employed once Jobkeeper ends.

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Devotee

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Unfortunately businesses that have not recovered from COVID so some employers will clearly have to lay off workers ounce Jobkeeper ends - there is nothing illegal in that practice but if you have concerns on other fronts, it is for Fair Work Australia not ATO

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This company hasn't stopped working the whole way through but have just announced a restructure now that job keeper is finishing. Seems to be very convenient. Surely since they have just been collecting the job keeper payments with no intention to re employ their staff is beyond the guidelines of the scheme? 

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Devotee

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It is still entirely within the rights of the business - there is no rule that says every employee receiving Jobkeeper has to be kept employed once Jobkeeper ends.