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do all employees that are eligible for jobkeeper have to be paid from 30 march?

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Now jobkeeper information is available i am unclear as to whether you can start paying eligible employees the required amounts starting from the next jobkeeper fortnight starting  27th April and only get reimbursed from that point onwards or do i need to pay every employee back pay to 30 March before end April to be eligible for all future reimbursements? 

We have 2 employees still working and paid from 30th march as usual but now jobkeeper for whom I will only be seeking remibursement from ATO for the perior 30th March to 24th April but now jobkeeper is available we can afford to reingage 2 employees we let go however as they have been receiving jobseeker they do not want to be paid from 30th March and end up with a debt but would rather we start paying them the required amounts starting in the jobkeeper fortnight beginning 27th April which is the date they will restart "working". Is that possible without loosing eligibility under the scheme completely or must ALL eligible employees be paid from 30th March regardless?

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You'll be reimbursed from the 30th March for the two employees that stayed on. For the employees who ceased working for you after 1 March 2020, you can re-engage them and pay them at least $1,500 per fortnight. You will only be eligible to claim for the fortnights after you re-engaged your employee. 

 

You could consider back paying if for example they had annual leave 

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employers/Paying-your-eligible-employees/#Howmuchto...

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You'll be reimbursed from the 30th March for the two employees that stayed on. For the employees who ceased working for you after 1 March 2020, you can re-engage them and pay them at least $1,500 per fortnight. You will only be eligible to claim for the fortnights after you re-engaged your employee. 

 

You could consider back paying if for example they had annual leave 

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/Employers/Paying-your-eligible-employees/#Howmuchto...