As a follow on from our newsletter series providing updates on COVID-19, we have compiled an eBook "Employment Law in the COVID-19 Era", a comprehensive resource for small business owners, employers, and human resource professionals.
Recently we provided an explanation of the new legislation for the JobKeeper Payment. However, the new legislation required the Treasurer to develop rules concerning the eligibility, amount, timing and obligations for the JobKeeper payment. These rules have now been published. Below is a review of the JobKeeper rules.
On 1 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission (the FWC) issued a Statement outlining its intention to update 103 awards during the coronavirus pandemic. On 8 April 2020, the FWC made determinations varying 99 awards. The determinations inserted a temporary new schedule into these awards providing employees with:
On 28 March 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) decided to vary the Clerks—Private Sector Award 2010 (the Award) by inserting Schedule I - Award Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Schedule aims to apply from 28 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.