Europe

Between flexibility and precariousness, all eyes are on Brussels’ move on platform workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 15:45

euractiv (19.11.2021) The European Commission, which is due to present its proposal on platform workers on 8 December, faces a tricky balancing act: ensuring decent working conditions while maintaining the flexibility of a booming sector.

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Europe
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Digital economy
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Digital Platforms
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Europe: Social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/21/2021 - 16:59

European Commission (07.09.2021) This ESPN report examines the (sub)national social protection and inclusion policy measures that European countries put in place to help address the social and financial distress created by the pandemic and by lockdown policies. It covers the 27 EU Member States, the 7 candidate and potential candidate countries, and the UK.

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Slovakia: Deferral of payment of Social Insurance Premiums for January 2021

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 10:24

socpoist.sk (29.01.2021)

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Europe
eastern europe
slovakia
Global challenges
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Contribution Collection and Compliance
Covid-19
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Oxfam: The inequality virus report

Submitted by delziniy on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:30

Oxfam (Feb 2021)  The report shows that COVID-19 has the potential to increase economic inequality in almost every country at once, the first time this has happened since records began over a century ago. Rising inequality means it could take at least 14 times longer for the number of people living in poverty to return to pre-pandemic levels than it took for the fortunes of the top 1,000, mostly White male, billionaires to bounce back.

 

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Lithuania: Wage subsidies for hiring the supported unemployed

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/29/2021 - 13:49

socmin.lrv.lt (05.01.2021)

Employers will be able to benefit from the supported employment measures and receive wage subsidies if they employ the most vulnerable residents and help them return to the labour market. Subsidies may be paid to employers who employ additional jobseekers referred by the Employment Authority, such as the persons with disabilities, elderly or young people, long-term or unskilled unemployed, etc.

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Europe
lithuania
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Employment
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Lithuania: Downtime subsidies during the emergency or quarantine from the beginning of 2021

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/29/2021 - 11:34

socmin.lrv.lt (05.01.2021)

As quarantine continues, those employers, who are unable to provide their employees with work, can announce downtime for the employees. From 2021, in respect of the downtime employees the employers will receive the full compensation (100%) for the gross and net wage to the employee during downtime. The maximum compensation will amount to 1.5 minimum monthly wages, i.e. EUR 963. However, the compensated amount may not exceed the wage fixed in the employment contract before the date of declaration of the second quarantine.

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Europe
lithuania
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