As an employer, can I apply for the wage subsidy on behalf of my casual employee(s)?
- Yes. You can apply for the wage subsidy for any casual employee(s) that are employed by you at the time you apply and who would have been expected to work during the time you will receive the wage subsidy.
How do I assess whether my casual employee(s) qualifies for the full-time or part-time wage subsidy rate?
- Casual employees may have variable hours, so to assess their subsidy rate, the employer should average their hours over the last year. If this average is 20 hours or more, they can apply for the full-time rate, and if it’s under 20 hours they can apply for the part-time rate.
- If they have worked for less than a year, the employer should average the hours worked during their total employment period.