Gymnastics Victoria & HRplus JobKeeper Webinars


 

HRplus JobKeeper Webinar 4 - Wednesday 20 May 2020

Gymnastics NSW, in partnership with the other Gymnastics States and Territories, are hosting a webinar with HRplus on Wednesday 20 May morning at 10.30am on bringing coaches back to work and how to create a seamless return to the gym. 

Click here for the link to the webinar.

For more details and to submit a question click here

 

Latest HRplus Fact Sheet

5/5/20: Please see the attached information from HRPlus with COVID-19 HR Q&As by clicking here.

 

HRplus JobKeeper Webinar 3 - Thursday 30 April 2020

In partnership with the other Gymnastics States and Territories, GNSW are pleased to bring the gymnastics community together for another HRplus webinar about the JobKeeper wage subsidy.  Following changes to the JobKeeper scheme, HRplus will provide further insights into the updates. 

Join the Webinar
Thursday 30 April 2020
12:30pm AEST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83330387786
Meeting ID: 833 3038 7786

Note: this webinar is limited to 100 people. The meeting will be recorded the and posted shortly after. 


JobKeeper Scheme - Important Recent Changes Update - 27 April 2020

Over the weekend, the government announced further changes to the JobKeeper payment scheme.  This link explains the changes JobKeeper Scheme changes 24Apr20.

From a HR perspective, the announcement:
Reinforces the ‘One in, all in’ principle requiring employers to register and make payments to all eligible staff; and
Disallows full time students (aged 17 years and under as at 1st March 2020) who are not financially independent, to register for JobKeeper payments. 
(Note that if payments have already been made to these employees, the documentation suggests these payments may be reimbursed).

These changes are reflected in the updated information available via https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper.  We expect that other government websites will update their public information soon.

Please feel free to contact HRplus if you have any ongoing questions about the JobKeeper payment and the management of your employees during this period.




Gymnastics Victoria & HRplus JobKeeper Webinar Part. 2 - 23 April 2020

Gymnastics Victoria, in partnership with the other Gymnastics States and Territories, were pleased to bring the gymnastics community together for another HRplus webinar about the JobKeeper wage subsidy following on from the initial webinar last week. 
Linda Norman from HRplus answered some more frequently asked questions during the webinar. Press play below to hear the audio (please note there was no presentation with this session).

It is important to note that the information is regularly being updated and if you would like to contact HR Plus with additional questions Email: hello@hrplus.com.au or Telephone: (03) 9681 9119

Information on the ATO website click here.
Information on the Fairwork website click here.
Information on the Treasury website click here.

HRplus Fact Sheets

22/4/20: Please see the attached information from HRPlus with COVID-19 HR Q&As by clicking here.
17/4/20: Please see the attached information from HRPlus about Workforce Planning with JobKeeper by clicking here.
 

Gymnastics Victoria & HRplus JobKeeper Webinar - 15 April 2020


Gymnastics Victoria and HRplus were pleased to bring the Gymnastics community a Free 30 minute webinar about the JobKeeper wage subsidy. 

The webinar took place on Wednesday 15 April, and Linda Norman from HRplus answered some of the most frequently asked questions. Press play below to hear the audio (please note there was no presentation with this session).



 It is important to note that the information is regularly being updated and if you would like to contact HR Plus with additional questions Email: hello@hrplus.com.au or Telephone: (03) 9681 9119

Information on the ATO website click here.
Information on the Fairwork website click here.


We are continuing to work through all of the questions and provide answers where possible. Here are some examples to get started:

Can we ask our club staff to work less hours to meet the $1500 per fortnight payment? 
Yes, following consultation and by providing 3 days ‘notice.

Do clubs need to pay for the fortnight's pay when coaches are not working, such as during the school holidays? 
No, our understanding is that each fortnight is considered in isolation.

Can you provide further explanation on the difference between termination and being stood down 
Standing down an employee under the eligibility criteria of the Fair Work Act keeps the job open and maintains the employment relationship.  Terminating staff ends your relationship with the employee 

We have a full time staff member who usually earns $2500 a fortnight who has been stood down. If we bring them back to work (e.g. producing video content) with the $1500 Job Keeper payment, but we don't have their full 38 hours of work (only approx. 10 hours) do we pay them the $1500, or do we have to pay them their usual salary? 
If the 10 hours pops them under $1,500 gross per fortnight, you will pay their wage plus top them up to $1,500 per fortnight with the JobKeeper subsidy

If someone is usually paid more than $1500/fortnight however is stood down and not working, will they receive just the $1500 JobKeeper payment?
Under JobKeeper, Stood down staff will essentially continue to receive a ‘wage’ – as in the club will pay them the $1500 amount as part of their usual pay cycle.

The club will then keep the JobKeeper payment after it is reimbursed to them to subsidise the wages they have paid out to that stood down staff member for the fortnight. 

The club only needs to pay the $1500 JobKeeper amount for stood down staff, not the person’s regular wage if it is higher.
 
Example: 
If the employee has been stood down and is not performing any work, but usually earns $2,000 per fortnight, you only need to pay them $1,500 per fortnight as a result of the JobKeeper payment. You are not legally required to pay them an additional $500 to top their pay up to its usual level, nor are you legally required to pay superannuation on top of this, but you may choose to pay either or both of these amounts if you wish.
Any amount you pay above $1,500 per fortnight is not subsidised by the JobKeeper payment.

If I have a staff member that will be on JobKeeper and I ask them to work 10 hours a week for online programming, do I only pay leave entitlements and super for the 10 hours?
For any hours worked by employees, you will continue to pay super and entitlements in accordance with the applicable legislation. 

You then have the option of choosing to pay superannuation guarantee on any additional payments made to meet the $1500 JobKeeper amount.

It is encouraged that you to seek advice from your accountant to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations.
 
If an employee is not working but you pay them the JobKeeper payment, you do not need to pay superannuation on this.
 
Example: If the wage paid to the employee for the hours worked is $1,200, superannuation is to be paid on that amount. The further $300 is still paid to the employee under JobKeeper, that additional amount is not subject to superannuation.