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Re: pregnancy and jobkeeper payment

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I have an employee who will beresigning her position and going on maternity leave soon.  Before Covid she indicated she would resign but did not specify a resignation date.

 

Does this mean we now pay her jobkeeper right up until she has the baby?  Or should it stop once she stops doing any work for us due to downturn in work?

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If she chooses to resing you would cease payemnts and decalre this in you rmonthyl reporting.

 

if she stays employed and its on maternity leave paid by you, she wuld still be entitled to jobkeeper

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If she chooses to resing you would cease payemnts and decalre this in you rmonthyl reporting.

 

if she stays employed and its on maternity leave paid by you, she wuld still be entitled to jobkeeper

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But what if she doesnt resign until the baby is born - what if her hours are reduced because work has decreased now?

 

I guess my question is does she have to resign before the baby arrives as she previously stated?  or can she ride the wave of jobkeeper (working the reduced hours and getting the top up) until she has the baby and then resign?

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Hi @Kristyj

 

So long as she is employed by you then she is entitled to JobKeeper regardless of how many hours she works.

 

If she has not resigned then you will still be eligible to pay her and claim the JobKeeper payment. If you are after specific information about resignations then you would probably be best to talk to Fair Work.

 

Thanks, Nate