COVID-19 | JobKeeper 2.0 and changes to the Fair Work Act – what you need to know

2 September 2020
Siobhan Mulcahy, Partner, Melbourne Steven Troeth, Partner, Melbourne

The Federal Government has agreed an extension to the COVID-19 JobKeeper scheme, with major changes being implemented imminently. Amending legislation was passed by Federal parliament on 1 September 2020.

The effect of COVID-19 on Australian businesses has been profound, and staying at the forefront of critical changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and various Coronavirus Economic Response Packages remains a challenge for many businesses.

In this easy-to-download PDF we have scrutinised the recent amendments to the legislation, delivering a side-by-side analysis of each key change comparing the current position under JobKeeper 1.0 (up to 27 September 2020) and under JobKeeper 2.0 (from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021). This guide will serve as an essential tool in navigating the legislation and implementing the changes in your business.

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If you need any advice regarding JobKeeper 2.0 and the Fair Work Act, please reach out to our Employment Advisory Team.

For details of all our COVID-19 tips and updates, visit the Gadens COVID-19 Hub.

Authored by:

Brett Feltham, Partner

This update does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. It is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest and it is not intended to be comprehensive. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content.

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