- The Fair Work Act requires a 10% decline in turnover certificate for extended JobKeeper requirements
- Fair Work has issued a template certificate
- CA ANZ has been consulting with Fair Work to help develop the appropriate wording in the certificate
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a template certificate that it considers meets the requirements of the 10% decline in turnover certificate as outlined in section 789GDC of the Fair Work Act. On 4 September 2020, the Fair Work Act JobKeeper provisions were extended until 28 March 2021 with some changes. The extended provisions allow “legacy employers” to use some of the JobKeeper provisions from 28 September 2020 if they meet certain conditions.
To use these provisions, qualifying employers need to provide a certificate from an eligible financial service provider to confirm that the legacy employer has met the “10% decline in turnover test” set out in the extended Fair Work Act JobKeeper provisions.
“Eligible financial service providers are not required to complete an audit or assurance engagement of the employer’s accounts and records in order to issue a certificate.”
Legacy employers are employers that previously participated in the JobKeeper scheme but no longer qualify (or choose not to participate) from 28 September 2020 and can demonstrate at least a 10% decline in turnover for a relevant quarter and obtain a certificate from an eligible financial service provider or make a statutory declaration if they are a small business employer.
The Ombudsman has stated that legacy employers and eligible financial service providers are not required to use the template. We have been engaging with Fair Work Australia during the last few weeks to assist them in developing the appropriate wording in the certificate.
Fair Work Ombudsman information for eligible financial service providers
Find out about the 10% decline in turnover test for legacy employers and the rules eligible financial service providers need to follow when providing a 10% decline in turnover certificate.Ombudsman Info