Assistance for law firms to access JobMaker payments

Queensland law firms can now turn to the QLS Employment Law Advice Service for help accessing the Federal Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit.

Following the announced JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs, the new JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available to law firms and other employers for each new job they create over the next 12 months from 7 October 2020 for which they hire an eligible young job seeker aged 16 to 35.

Law firms will receive payments for up to 12 months of:

  • $200 a week if they hire an eligible young person aged 16 to 29, or
  • $100 a week if they hire an eligible young person aged 30 to 35.

An eligible new hire is a person aged 16 to 35 who received JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance (Other) or Parenting Payment for at least one of the previous three months at the time of hiring.

To receive the payments, law firms must demonstrate that they have increased their overall employment and report their employees’ payroll information to the Australian Taxation Office through Single Touch Payroll.

Access more information on JobMaker.

Access more information on the QLS Employment Advice Service or contact the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre on 07 3842 5843.

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