COVID-19 - JobKeeper Benefits - Updated Information for Employers & Employees
Earlier this year, Federal Parliament passed urgent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) to enable the JobKeeper program. This has given businesses essential flexibility in employing staff, enabling them to better cope with downturn in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. JobKeeper has been a lifeline to businesses that otherwise would have struggled through the restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments. In light of the ongoing nature of the pandemic, the JobKeeper payment has been extended beyond its original 28 September 2020 sunset date, albeit with some modifications.