Dear clients and associates,
Welcome to 2021.
2020 was certainly a challenging year. KPA Lawyers look forward to continuing to assist all of our clients.
Below is information regarding: 1) the extension to the JobKeeper initiative; and 2) COVID information for employers relating to return to work.
JobKeeper 2021 update
The first extension period for JobKeeper has finished.
A new cycle of payments is now in effect (4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021). This means that new eligibility thresholds apply to JobKeeper participants. The main determinant for the new calculation is the ‘turnover test.’ In order to qualify, most employers will need to show show that they have experienced at least a 30% reduction in GST turnover for the December 2020 quarter.
Please also note that the new extension period involves a reduction in the amount of fortnightly payments (click here for further information).
Additional information for employers (COVID-19)
I refer you to the following hyperlink: click here. This page collects up to date COVID-19 signs and notices that can be displayed throughout your business.
If you haven’t already done so, I recommend implementing the Victorian Government QR Code Service (click here for more information).
Lastly, information about sector specific workplace COVID-19 measures (eg. onsite personnel quotas) is available here.