New JobKeeper test date for employees

On 14 August 2020, the Treasurer released the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 7) 2020, amending the date of eligibility for JobKeeper from 1 March 2020 to 1 July 2020. The amendment applies from 3 August 2020. Under the original JobKeeper rules, an employee generally had to be employed by the…