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COVID-19 Notice – JobKeeper and Wage Declarations

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Notice – JobKeeper and Wage Declarations

WorkCover WA has released a notice which clarifies the treatment of the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper subsidy in relation to wage declarations made in the WA workers’ compensation scheme and includes examples of how this would work.

Employers are required to provide a wage declaration to their insurer when effecting or renewing a workers’ compensation insurance policy.WorkCover WA has released a notice which clarifies the treatment of the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper subsidy in relation to wage declarations made in the WA workers’ compensation scheme and includes examples of how this would work.

A declaration of ‘estimated’ wages payable to workers is made for the relevant forthcoming period for new or renewed policies (usually annually). A declaration of ‘actual’ wages must also be provided at the end of a period of insurance.

SOURCE: WorkCover WA

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