Your business may be eligible for the government's newly announced JobKeeper Payment subsidy program if you have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and wish to retain your staff rather than letting them go.
The JobKeeper Payment subsidy allows you to pay the employees $1500 per fortnight funded by the government, and to facilitate this, Humanforce can be configured to send the correct information to your payroll system.
There are two options for configuring Humanforce:
- Ad-hoc Allowances - can quickly be set up by your business but will need to be added manually to employees for each payment.
- JobKeeper Award - would need to be set up by Humanforce, but automates the payments as long as the award is assigned to the relevant employees.
Follow the instructions in How do I create an Adhoc Allowance? to create the allowance for JobKeeper payments. You can set the value for a fortnight or week, depending on frequency of your pay runs.
Then you can create timesheets for the employees who will require payment with an unpaid leave type and add this ad-hoc allowance to those timesheets. You can use an existing unpaid leave type or create one to use for this purpose. The leave type does not have to export to payroll to work.
As this option involves creating a new award profile, please contact your Account Manager or submit a support ticket for information.