Annual Leave accrual during CO-VID19

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Good morning, I have finally established that annual leave must accrue as per normal regardless of the JobKeeper payment. How do I ensure that this is the case in payroll?
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Kerry Thorn

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Kerry
- if people are working accrue hours as per normal
- if permanent staff have been stood down, then you might have to change the way you accrue leave from "per hour" to "per pay"
- if people have been retrenched and then brought back on to the books for JobKeeper, my understanding is that Fairwork Australia have said these people do NOT accrue leave
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Jobkeeper is an allowance so it doesn't accrue leave
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Strongly disagree here.  Fairwork Australia have issue statements on what to do with leave.   
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Thanks Bruce I was told wrong I will need to adjust my allowance setup
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Hi all,
Please see the leave requirements section of the JobKeeper help guide HERE.
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Thank you all, this is exactly what I needed to confirm :)
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Kerry, if it helps, I created a new wages category called JOBKEEPER LEAVE ADJUSTMENT (no tax or super attached) and linked it in gross wages as an hourly payment with leave attached. (It didn't work when I initially set it up as an allowance.)
I did a dummy run and it seems to work. We have stood down our employees to 33 hours from 38, so I use the top up of 5 hours JOBKEEPER LEAVE ADJUSMENT under the wages line, and it accrues leave without adding payment.

RAV can you let me know if this is correct please?