I work for a sole trader as a casual employee I have two questions:
1. I have a permanent role with an Australian government agency but I have been on leave without pay since January 2019 (I do not receive parental payment or workers compensation or any other income) and I have been working casually for my sole trader employer since that time. The Sole Trader's accountant says that I am an eligible employee for Jobkeeper because my permanent employer is specifically excluded from this scheme. Am I?
2. If I am ineligible because of above, does that mean my sole trader employer can not access the Jobkeeper scheme for themselves as the "eligible business entity/participant" as I am their only employee? The sole trader meets the fall in turnover criteria and every other criteria (ABN, BAS lodged etc) and does not have any other employment.