Preparing for the end of JobKeeper



Template Letter A 


This template letter can be used by employers seeking to notify their employees they will no longer receive payments provided for as part of the JobKeeper scheme from 29 March 2021.

While there is no strict requirement that employers must notify employees of the end of JobKeeper payments, we recommend employees be notified of this to assist with communication, particularly where the amount received under JobKeeper may differ from an employee’s regular pay rate.
 
How to use the template letters

The template letters:
  • contains highlighted text which indicates areas you need to replace the writing with what applies to your employee’s situation.
  • Ensure all highlighted text has been completed or deleted, as appropriate, before issuing a letter to any employee.

These documents are intended as a guide only and do not provide or purport to provide legal advice to any person or business. Individuals and businesses should obtain independent legal advice specific to their circumstances.

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Template Letter B


 
This template letter can be used by employers seeking to notify their employees that a JobKeeper enabling direction that has been issued to them to perform alternative duties, change their location of work or reduce their hours/days of work will no longer apply on and from 29 March 2021. This is because the JobKeeper scheme ends on 28 March and the JobKeeper provisions in the Fair Work Act will no longer apply.
 
While any JobKeeper enabling direction will automatically cease to apply on 29 March and there is no strict requirement under the Fair Work Act to notify employees, we strongly recommend that employers communicate with their employees about the change.
 
How to use the template letters
 
The template letters:
  • contains highlighted text which indicates areas you need to replace the writing with what applies to your employee’s situation.
  • Explanatory information is shown in blue italics to assist you and should be deleted once you have finalized the letter.
  • Ensure all highlighted text and explanatory information has been completed or deleted, as appropriate, before issuing a letter to any employee.
 
These documents are intended as a guide only and do not provide or purport to provide legal advice to any person or business. Individuals and businesses should obtain independent legal advice specific to their circumstances.


Download the template