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Jobseeker cancelled by employer due to not casual not working enough hours

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My wife was advised by her employer today that they have cancelled her jobkeeper payments as she is not working enough hours.
She is a long term causal employee and was scheduled to work 3.5 days or around 25hrs per week. however in some weeks she may work fewer hours. On average she has worked 19.5 per week since 23 April 2020. They have advised that her that she is now only required to work 2.5 days per week.
Does the employer have right to cancel jobkeeper if they deem casual employee is not turning up to work often enough?
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Hi @Nismophak 

 

This sounds like a matter for Fair Work Australia. Employers can request that you work additional hours as long as it reasonable. If you deem the request to work additional hours unreasonable, you can deny the request. For more information regarding employers asking eligible employees to work more hours, you can read through information found on Fair Work Australia's website.

 

As a causal employee please have a read of your rights on Fair Work Australia. Under the JobKeeper scheme your employer can't make you work more hours to match the JobKeeper payments. You are entitled to the JobKeeper payment even if you work less hours and earn under the $1,500.

 

Good luck with everything.

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Former Community Support

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Hi @Nismophak 

 

This sounds like a matter for Fair Work Australia. Employers can request that you work additional hours as long as it reasonable. If you deem the request to work additional hours unreasonable, you can deny the request. For more information regarding employers asking eligible employees to work more hours, you can read through information found on Fair Work Australia's website.

 

As a causal employee please have a read of your rights on Fair Work Australia. Under the JobKeeper scheme your employer can't make you work more hours to match the JobKeeper payments. You are entitled to the JobKeeper payment even if you work less hours and earn under the $1,500.

 

Good luck with everything.