Following COVID recovery, there are calls for the Government to change Jobkeeper rules to allow struggling small businesses to replace staff.
There’s been concern that the Jobkeeper flaw is creating staffing issues for struggling small businesses.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says while some small businesses are doing well, there are a significant proportion of small businesses that are still doing it tough,”
Ms. Carnell says “From a struggling small business perspective, this JobKeeper rule makes a bad situation worse because they are losing their staff and cannot afford to replace them.
“Unfortunately this rule has the unintended consequence of increasing the divide between the haves and have nots in the small business sector.
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