I have employed a worker using the JobCover Placement Program, but I can no longer offer work. What can I do?

If you have had to scale back or close your workplace temporarily due to the impact of COVID-19, the JobCover Placement Program can be put on hold until you are able to resume operations.

This means the duration of the JobCover Placement Program for the worker will be extended by the time employment has been on hold.

You can suggest that your worker contacts the insurer who is managing their claim to advise them of this change.

You should also keep a record of the period you have placed employment on hold to support your claim for incentive payments. This will support your claim when your business re-opens along with the usual proof of payment of wages to the worker.