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JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act

On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper scheme in Australian workplaces.

For information about the changes and how they apply, go to JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme.

We will continue to update our information and encourage you to check our website regularly for updates. You can also sign up for email updates and we’ll email you when more information is available.

When considering our guidance, we encourage employees and employers to work together to find the most beneficial and workable solutions that suit their individual workplaces and staff. We are all facing difficult and unprecedented circumstances, and it’s in everyone’s interests to try to reach productive and cooperative solutions. Employers and employees can explore options that suit their individual needs, including taking different forms of leave (paid and unpaid), working from home, or taking extra precautions in the workplace.

Coronavirus hotline

If you have an urgent enquiry about your workplace obligations or entitlements, please contact us on 13 13 94 and select the prompt for the coronavirus hotline. You can also submit an enquiry online through My account.

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing higher than normal wait times due to an increase in coronavirus related enquiries.

Health and safety

For information about health and safety rules visit: Health and safety in the workplace during coronavirus.

Resolving workplace issues during coronavirus

For information about how and where to get help, visit Resolving workplace issues during coronavirus. This page has resources to help you with resolving workplace issues, explains how to ask for help, and has information about disputes and enforcement relating to the JobKeeper scheme.

Other questions about workplace laws

Do you have a different workplace question? Find out how to get the answer you need quickly by using our self-service tools or one of our other contact channels at Contact us.

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