$4.5billion JobMaker Scheme Explained

ER Strategies CEO Steve Champion recently recorded a 25 minute video explaining the new JobMaker program, a central plank in the Federal Government’s attempts to revitalise the Australian economy after the COVID shutdown.

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JobKeeper 2.0 – Fair Work Act amendments for ‘qualifying’ and ‘legacy’ employers

Parliament has now passed the legislation for the second phase of JobKeeper, or ‘JobKeeper 2.0’, which will now continue to provide financial support and workplace flexibilities to employers for the extended period ranging from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021. As part of this, the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act were extended, however, there have been some key changes to these flexibilities and employers should take note.

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Changes to penalty rates for certain awards from 1 July 2020

Separate to the Annual Wage Review, ER Strategies clients covered by the General Retail Industry Award and the Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 will need to make necessary payroll changes to prepare for the changes in Sunday penalty rates under each of the awards, effective on or from 1 July 2020.

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