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Re: Redudnancy in Jobkeeper period

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We are currently closing down an arm in a geographically distant location. All but one employee has been made redundant. That employee has been employed until end of June to tidy up the last items on the site at which time he will be redundant. The amount of redundancy, timing and bonus on completion have been agreed with this employee. Under the one in all in rules I am assuming that he needs to be offered the jobkeeper payments that we offer to the ongoing employees. Am I correct in this and if he accepts can we make him redundant in the period that the jobkeeper payments are still ongoing and cease our payments to him at that time or should we stand him down at the end of June and make  payments until the end of September claiming jobkeeper for him and then pay him out his redundancy at the end of that time OR do we pay out the redundancy at the originally agreed time and continue to pay jobkeeper payments until the end of September or he finds another job? We would like to be able to let him know what his options are and how agreeing to jobkeeper will impact him. HIs current wages are more than the jobkeeper allowance.

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Hi @Lamplight 

 

You can make staff redundant during a JobKeeper fortnight if you wish, there are no JobKeeper rules about this. You would just cease paying them after the fortnight in which you made them redundant.

 

If he was still employed by you, you also would be able to continue paying him and claiming the JobKeeper payment even if he is not currently working any hours.

 

Thanks, Nate

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Hi @Lamplight 

 

You can make staff redundant during a JobKeeper fortnight if you wish, there are no JobKeeper rules about this. You would just cease paying them after the fortnight in which you made them redundant.

 

If he was still employed by you, you also would be able to continue paying him and claiming the JobKeeper payment even if he is not currently working any hours.

 

Thanks, Nate

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Thank you very much ... that is very helpful