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Our company has today announced we will not receive our first payment of jobkeeper untill possibly 01/05/2020
This is not a guaranteed date
Should this payment be backdated for all eligible employees from the 30/03/2020
It was my understanding payments for April where meant to be payed to all eligible qualifying employees no later than 30/04/2020
Our company has not been clear on any information regarding Jobkeeper for staff that have been nominated
We have not been told if our paper work has been received and accepted.
We have been told we have to wait untill they make the first payments to find out if we where eligible.
This is a large company with thousands of staff
Does this sound right?
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Hi @abrewer14 

 

Your employer needs to have paid all employees by 30 April 2020 (backdated to 30 March 2020) in order for them to receive the JobKeeper payment (provided they are an eligible employer and all the employees are eligible). You can find the official information about this here

https://www.ato.gov.au/general/jobkeeper-payment/employers/paying-your-eligible-employees/

 

Note that in the first month, there is an exemption for payment where your employer can pay employees no later than 8 May 2020.

 

In regards to the paper work that you've all given to your employer, you are probably referring to the Employee Nomination Notice. So long as you have provided this to your employer this means you have agreed to participate in the JobKeeper scheme - an acknowledgement receipt is not a requirement. However, if you do feel that there are issues with your employer regarding these payments, you can take this up with the FairWork Ombudsman. You may find your answer to this and other related questions here

https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws/flexibility-in-workpla...

 

I hope that clarifies your query

 

Ray

 

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Former Community Support

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Hi @abrewer14 

 

Your employer needs to have paid all employees by 30 April 2020 (backdated to 30 March 2020) in order for them to receive the JobKeeper payment (provided they are an eligible employer and all the employees are eligible). You can find the official information about this here

https://www.ato.gov.au/general/jobkeeper-payment/employers/paying-your-eligible-employees/

 

Note that in the first month, there is an exemption for payment where your employer can pay employees no later than 8 May 2020.

 

In regards to the paper work that you've all given to your employer, you are probably referring to the Employee Nomination Notice. So long as you have provided this to your employer this means you have agreed to participate in the JobKeeper scheme - an acknowledgement receipt is not a requirement. However, if you do feel that there are issues with your employer regarding these payments, you can take this up with the FairWork Ombudsman. You may find your answer to this and other related questions here

https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws/flexibility-in-workpla...

 

I hope that clarifies your query

 

Ray