06 Oct JobKeeper 2 Fair Work Act Provisions from the Fair Work Ombudsman
Extension of JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act
As well as the extension of the JobKeeper scheme, the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act have been extended with some changes. This includes the extension of some provisions to employers who no longer receive JobKeeper payments under the extended scheme. These employers are known as ‘legacy employers’. Legacy employers need to meet certain criteria, including at least a 10% decline in turnover for a certain period.
Read our updated information for legacy employers and their employees at:
- Legacy employers – information on legacy employer eligibility and meeting the 10% decline in turnover test
- Information for eligible financial service providers – guidance on how to apply the decline in turnover test for legacy employers, providing a decline in turnover certificate and a template certificate
- JobKeeper enabling directions and agreements for legacy employers – information about how to use some of the extended JobKeeper provisions for legacy employers.
Employers and employees in the JobKeeper scheme can learn about the extended JobKeeper provisions and how they may affect their workplace at JobKeeper scheme – overview.
We’ve also added new resources to our Tools and resources during coronavirus page to help employers understand and manage their JobKeeper rights and obligations. These include new and updated template letters for employers needing to issue JobKeeper directions and updated videos busting common JobKeeper myths.
Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws
If your workplace has been impacted by coronavirus, we have information about your workplace rights and obligations. This includes:
- the extended JobKeeper scheme
- returning to work and the workplace
- alternative working arrangements
- workplace health and safety
- pay and leave entitlements.