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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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lithuania
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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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lithuania
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France: financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:00

March 2020 (caf.fr)

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Europe
france
Global challenges
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Family benefits
Housing
Social assistance
Food and nutrition
Covid-19
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Cyprus: Business / Employee Support for Certain Economic Activities

Submitted by siha on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 18:53

Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) Businesses and workers in certain economic activities, such as workers in photographers, day care centers, banquet halls and other affected economic activities, the Special Plan for Businesses for Certain Economic Activities can be provided to 50% of employees provided that turnover has been reduced by more than 40%.

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Europe
cyprus
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Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Cyprus: Support for Businesses / Employees under mandatory full suspension

Submitted by siha on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 18:46

Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Support of Businesses / Employees that are under mandatory full suspension based on the Decrees issued by the Minister of Health are implemented additional Special Plans for the period from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2020 or depending on the period of validity of the Decrees of the Minister of Health. The Special Plans in question will be open to companies affected by the Full Suspension Decrees and will provide support to 97% to 100% of employees, depending on the size of the company.

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Europe
cyprus
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Employment
Extension of coverage
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Cyprus: Support for the Tourism Industry and Businesses / Employees Related to the Tourism Industry

Submitted by siha on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 18:32

Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Ministry announces that the implementation of the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. The Special Plan of Hotel Units and Tourist Accommodations and the Special Plan of Economic Activities Related to the Tourism Industry are valid for the period from 1 November 2020 until 31 March 2021 and can provide support to up to 97% of the total staff of companies that will suspend their activities completely.

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Europe
cyprus
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Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Europe: Compensating Healthcare Professionals for Income Losses and Extra Expenses

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 12/07/2020 - 12:23

COVID-19 has affected the incomes of some health professionals by reducing demand for care and increasing expenditures for treatment preparedness. In a survey of 14 European countries, we found that most countries have incentivised substitutive e-health services to avoid loss of income.

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Europe
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Health
Cash transfers
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Poland: Quarantine and Isolation Statement

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:48

Gov.pl website (02.12.2020) Insured persons in quarantine or isolation (including at home) are entitled to sickness benefits. In principle, you do not need to submit a declaration to receive the benefit. The IT system of the e-Health Center is a system from which the Social Insurance Institution obtains information about the imposed quarantine or isolation and places it on the Electronic Services Platform (PUE ZUS) . It is seen both by the insured and his employer.

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Europe
eastern europe
poland
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Cash sickness benefits
ICT
Covid-19
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Poland: Another support for entrepreneurs - the PFR 2.0 Financial Shield is launched

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:28

Gov.pl website (26.11.2020) PFR 2.0 Financial Shield for micro-enterprises - up to PLN 3 billion of support

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Europe
eastern europe
poland
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Employment
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Covid-19
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