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Re: Jobkeeper payment - casual with nil hours worked in fortnight

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Hi,

We have a casual employee who might be eligible for jobkeeper.

He has another regular (casual) job (not claiming job keeper for this).

When he is working away in his other job, he is unavailable to work for us.

If he is eligible for jobkeeper, do we pay him the mininum $1500 / fortnight; even on the weeks he is unavailable?  Or, do we pay him the minimum $1500 / fortnight only on the weeks that he is available and actually worked for us?

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If he meets the requirements for eligability for you (long-term casual employee (employed on a regular and systematic basis for at least 12 months) as at 1 March 2020 and not a permanent employee of any other employer. Then you pay it for each fortnight. It is OK for the employee to take period of leave as long as he continues to stay employer by you. 

 

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employers/Your-eligible-employees/Long-term-casual-...

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Devotee

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If he meets the requirements for eligability for you (long-term casual employee (employed on a regular and systematic basis for at least 12 months) as at 1 March 2020 and not a permanent employee of any other employer. Then you pay it for each fortnight. It is OK for the employee to take period of leave as long as he continues to stay employer by you. 

 

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employers/Your-eligible-employees/Long-term-casual-...

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Many thanks for your reply.  Very helpful.