From the month of August 2020, you may be able to nominate new employees as eligible for the JobKeeper Payment scheme.

These new employees must have been employed by you on 1 July 2020 and meet other eligibility criteria. This can include employees that:

  • you employed after 1 March 2020
  • were employed by you on 1 March 2020 and did not meet the eligibility requirements, but do as of 1 July 2020 – e.g. they turned 18 years old after 1 March 2020 but before 1 July 2020.

For the fortnights commencing on 3 and 17 August 2020, employers have until 31 August 2020 to meet the wage condition for newly eligible employees under the 1 July eligibility test.

Source – https://www.ato.gov.au/General/JobKeeper-Payment/In-detail/JobKeeper-Payment—adding-newly-eligible-employees/