UPDATE JobSaver expanded following NSW lockdown extension

NSW expands JobSaver as lockdown is extended

The state will expand the JobSaver turnover threshold and increase maximum payments as Greater Sydney prepares for another four weeks of lockdown.

The announced expansion of the JobSaver payment will increase the turnover eligibility threshold from $50 million to $250 million, along with an increase to weekly payments.

The expansion and extension will also increase maximum weekly payments from $10,000 to $100,000 per week as long as businesses maintain employee headcount throughout the lockdown period.

Applications for JobSaver opened this week where businesses and not-for-profits receive 40% of their weekly payroll, at a minimum of $1,500, as long as they maintain their full-time, part-time and long-term casual staffing level as of 13 July.

The increased maximum payments will be back-dated to applications made as far back as last week.

See more information at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/jobsaver-payment-guidelines or call Allan Hall’s team on 02 9981 2300.

Other Employment Options

There is a number of options that employers should consider at this time, including:

  • Allowing employees to continue to work from home
  • Standing down employees unable to work with no pay
  • Agreeing on changing rosters and hours of work
  • Agreeing on changing employees’ duties

See Allan Hall HR’s article for more details. Alternatively, please contact our HR team directly to discuss your unique business circumstances by emailing [email protected] or calling 1300 675 393.