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Jobkeeper for rehired employee

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Hi,
I have rehired one of my part time employee ( terminated on 20th of March) on 20th of July. Is he eligible for the Jobkeeper 2.0? Reference time changed to 1 of July effected from 3 of August so is he still eligible for current $1500 payment?!

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@Super2020 we can confirm that the key date for assessing employee eligibility has changed from 1 March to 1 July 2020.


As stated on our website:

Your employee is eligible under the JobKeeper Payment scheme if they:

  • are employed by you (including those stood down or re-hired)
  • were, at 1 March 2020, either a
    • full-time, part-time or fixed term employee, and not a casual employee
    • long-term casual employee (employed on a regular and systematic basis for at least 12 months) and not a permanent employee of any other employer

Please refer to our website for the complete list of requirements to determine if you employee is eligible. However, taking into consideration only the criteria listed above, if your part-time employee was working for you on or prior to 1 March 2020 and you have now re-hired them you would be able to nominate them for JobKeeper payment. If you have nominated them for the upcoming fortnights in September they would still be eligible for the current payment of $1,500. When the new JobKeeper extension rules come into effect his payment tier may change depending on the number of hours they work.

 

JacquelineATO

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Former Community Support

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Update:

@Super2020 we can confirm that the key date for assessing employee eligibility has changed from 1 March to 1 July 2020.


As stated on our website:

Your employee is eligible under the JobKeeper Payment scheme if they:

  • are employed by you (including those stood down or re-hired)
  • were, at 1 March 2020, either a
    • full-time, part-time or fixed term employee, and not a casual employee
    • long-term casual employee (employed on a regular and systematic basis for at least 12 months) and not a permanent employee of any other employer

Please refer to our website for the complete list of requirements to determine if you employee is eligible. However, taking into consideration only the criteria listed above, if your part-time employee was working for you on or prior to 1 March 2020 and you have now re-hired them you would be able to nominate them for JobKeeper payment. If you have nominated them for the upcoming fortnights in September they would still be eligible for the current payment of $1,500. When the new JobKeeper extension rules come into effect his payment tier may change depending on the number of hours they work.

 

JacquelineATO

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Good evening Jacqueline,

Thank you for your reply. The employee is eligible for current Jobkeeper payment. I have enrolled and paid him after the rehire. However with the reference date changed, some accountants argued that this employee may not be eligible for the Jobkeeper 2.0 because he was not employed on 1 of July. I am confused

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Hi @Super2020 there's different criteria for before 3 August and after 3 August. You can still rely on the 1 March test after 3 August. 

 

Before 3 August, your employee must have satisfied the 1 March test (it sounds like he did) as well as other eligibility criteria. Part of the other eligibility criteria is that he was employed by you at any time during the JobKeeper fortnight. 

 

After 3 August, your employee must have been an eligible employee for the JobKeeper fortnight ending before 3 August using the 1 March test OR meet the 1 July test, as well as other eligibility criteria.

 

Have a look at Eligible employees for a more detailed explanation and let us know if you have further questions.