The government hasn’t made it easy for us HR people. It feels like we’re being asked to be codebreakers: deciphering the cryptic code and confusing laws around the JobKeeper Payment Scheme. It’s added stress, that quite frankly, is not needed right now.
How do I know this? Because we’ve been working with HR teams just like yours, our customers, to figure out what they need to do in order to be compliant and ready for the April JobKeeper Payment (and future payments).
We spent some time breaking it down to really understand and create a process that works. Here’s what you need to know about the JobKeeper Payment Scheme, a process you can steal and a pdf guide to download.
Employees qualify if
In order to be approved for the JobKeeper Payment scheme, here are the steps you must take;
Some Laws you have to follow:
After you identify all eligible employees, you must send them an ATO compliant JobKeeper Nomination Notice. Even if you know they won’t be claiming the payment, (if for example, they will claim from another employer), you must still send them this notice and receive their response.
As per the ATO – the form can be communicated out via HRIS or communication portal, as long as it is compliant with requirements here. You can recreate this form if you choose in your HR system (this is the approach we have taken internally).
A signature is not required by the ATO on the form, however, it can be requested if you choose.
All completed forms must be stored on record for at least 5 years.
This may seem like a lot of information to refer to, so we made a ‘cheat sheet’ pdf you can download with all of this information on 1 page. You can download it here.
If you need help with this, we’ve done the work for you. We built out an automated JobKeeper Nomination Notice process, including compliant e-notice with automated reporting, into the FREE version of our HR Software system. You can find out more and get started here if you’d like.