COVID-19 Latest Available Business Support - 30 April 2020

COVID-19 Latest Available Business Support

The below information is courtesy of Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay

JobKeeper Payment extension granted

Small Businesses now have until 8 May 2020 to ensure JobKeeper paymetns have been made to their eligible employees. Businesses have until 31 May 2020 to formally enrol to claim JobKeeper payments SEE DETAILS

JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act

The new provisions enable employers who qualify for the JobKeeper scheme can temporarily: stand down an employee (including by reducing their hours or days of work); change an employee's usual duties ; and/or change an employee's location of work.

The new provisions also enables employers who qualify for the JobKeeper scheme to make agreements with their employees to change their days and times of work and take annual leave in certain circumstances SEE DETAILS

Agricultural seasonal employers must have a health management plan

Agricultural seasonal worker employers, transporters and accommodation providers must have a health management plan in place. Employers must comply with stringent record keeping on the health status of their workplace SEE DETAILS

Free three month IP extension for many patents, trade marks and designs deadlines

You can request a free streamlined extension on your patents, trade marks and designs for a period of up to three months. The requests for the streamlined extensions must be made in eServices SEE DETAILS

Free IP extension on Plant Breeders rights

You can request a free extension on plant breeders rights. Also if you have any difficulty paying your renewal fee contact the PBR office as early as possible to determine possible options SEE DETAILS

COVID-19 Government Media Releases

Queensland's annual harvest season an go ahead safely and effectively during COVID-1

Everybody involved in the agricultural employment and supply chain - workers, transporters, accommodation providers, employers, labour hire companies and local communities -- are responsible for ensuring proper arrangements....continue reading

State waives $33.8M in land rent for farmers, tourism and clubs

More than 6000 farmers, businesses, tourism operators, and community and sports clubs, won't have to pay state land rent for six months under a series of measures to protect Queensland businesses and jobs....continue reading

JobKeeper changes to the Fair Work Act

These amendments started on 9 April 2020 and end of 28 September 2020. The new provisions enable employers who qualify for the JobKeeper scheme...to make agreements with their employees to change their days and times of work and take annual leave in certain circumstances...continue reading

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