Official / Corporate

Japan: Subsidy for employers who allow female pregnant employees to take paid-leave

Submitted by siha on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:29

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (28.10.2020) Employers, who introduced a paid-leave programme for female pregnant employees who are recommended by a doctor to take leaves due to stress caused by Covid-19, can apply a subsidy. Eligible employers are who informed employees of the programme and allowed a employee more than five days paid-leave inclusive between 7 May 2020 and 31 January 2021.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Health
Maternity
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Germany: people with disabilities can still have the additional need to finance lunch

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 17:00

BMAS (09.09.2020) The regulation was extended today until December 31, 2020 that people with disabilities can still have the additional need to finance lunch. This is important because lunch often cannot be taken in workshops for disabled people and comparable day-structuring measures due to the pandemic.

Regions / Country
germany
Topics
Disability
Food and nutrition
Covid-19
Document Type

Germany: Simplified access to basic security will be extended

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:56

BMAS (09.09.2020) The federal government has approved the Social protection package I Simplified access to basic social security benefits. Due to the ongoing economic effects of the pandemic, the Federal Cabinet has now extended this relief until December 31, 2020. They include the temporary restriction of the asset assessment, the temporary recognition of the actual costs for accommodation and heating as well as simplifications in the approval of provisional benefits.

Regions / Country
germany
Topics
Extension of coverage
Service quality
Covid-19
Document Type

Czech: Government extends Antivirus B programme for aiding employers through to the end of the year

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:12

Government of the Czech Republic (26.10.2020) The government approved an extension of the Antivirus B aid programme through to the end of the year, i.e. until 31 December 2020. Antivirus B can be drawn on by companies that have had to put their employees on "obstacle at work" leave. The contribution will continue to be provided to employers in the amount of 60% of paid wage compensations, a maximum of CZK 29,000 monthly per employee. Mode B thus remains exactly the same as before. 

Regions / Country
czech republic
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Croatia: Support for the preservation of jobs for employers who employ people with disabilities whose activities are affected by coronavirus

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 15:53

Ministry of Labor, Pensions, Families and Social Policy (30.07.2020) Eligible employers are sheltered workshops, integrative workshops and work units for the employment of persons with disabilities, regardless of the sector in which they operate, and the duration of the measure is from 1 July to 31 December 2020. The support is awarded in the amount of HRK 4,000.00 per month per full-time employee, ie a proportional part per employee according to the number of part-time hours and HRK 250 contribution for pension insurance based on individual capitalized savings, ie the amount of additional

Regions / Country
croatia
Topics
Disability
Employment
Employment of young workers
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Solomon Islands: National Provident Fund - SINPF Covid 19 Exemption Orders Ends

Submitted by siha on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:06

National Provident Fund (30.06.2020) The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part of their contributions during the period; 1) as a result of them being temporary laid off, 2) made redundancies during the period, 3) are unemployed and living in the declared emergency zone, 4) and those above 50 years who would want to draw part of their contributions.

Regions / Country
Solomon Islands
Topics
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Belgium: COVID-19 pandemic and applicable legislation - update

Submitted by siha on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:24

Socialsecurity.be (12.10.2020) The increased use of teleworking due to the Coronavirus will not be taken into account in determining the applicable social security legislation. This period will be neutralised with effect from 13 March 2020. The envisaged expiry date of this measure is 31 December 2020, but this date may be revised according to the Corona measures.

Regions / Country
belgium
Topics
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
Document Type

Guernsey: The Policy & Resources Committee agrees to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 13:38

covid19.gov.gg (14.09.2020)

The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having previously been extended to the end of September. However, there will be a further reduction of those eligible for support once the island moves into phase 5c of its exit from lockdown strategy. While no date has been decided to move to phase 5c, it is expected within the period of this three month extension to States funded support.

Regions / Country
Guernsey
Global challenges
Topics
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Italy: Renewal of fixed-term employment agreements

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:41

Employers may renew or extend fixed-term employment contracts until 31 December 2020 without justification (in derogation of art. 19 of Legislative Decree 81/2015 (which provides for the obligation to state specific reasons for fixed-term employment relationships of more than 12 months). Extension or renewal without justification is permitted only once, and is permitted only within the maximum duration provided for by law, with the result that the relationship may not exceed a total duration of 24 months.

Regions / Country
italy
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Document Type