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Germany: German parliament approves basic pension law

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:42

IPE (02.07.2020) The German parliament, Bundestag, has approved the law for the introduction of the basic pension – Grundrente – from 1 January 2021. The Grundrente is paid in the form of a supplement to pensioners with at least 33 years of contributions to the statutory pension insurance based on periods of employment, child-rearing or care work.

 

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germany
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Old age Pensions
Service quality
Population ageing
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Germany: Introduction of a Basic Pension for Low-Income Pensioners

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:57

Deutsche Rentenvrsicherung (02.07.2020) On July 2, Germany’s parliament approved a law that will introduce an income-tested basic pension (Grundrente) on January 1, 2021, to supplement the country’s social insurance old-age pension (beneficiaries should have at least 35 years of basic-pension years of contributions). This new program is intended to reduce the risk of old-age poverty among individuals who had below-average earnings in their working lives or spent considerable time outside the labor force.

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germany
Global challenges
Topics
Old age Pensions
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Germany: Coronavirus Information by BG BAU

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:49

The BG BAU (Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft/construction industry) provides various information material for protection against corona. Please find attached the links to the different materials. (Attention: Most of them only exist in German).

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germany
Global challenges
Topics
Occupational accidents and diseases
Prevention of occupational risks
Covid-19

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Neues BGHW-Unterweisungsmodul „Corona-Spezial“ — BGHW-Website

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 14:44

„Corona-Spezial“ nennt sich ein neues Lern- und Unterweisungsmodul der BGHW. Die Beschäftigten lernen, wie sie sich richtig verhalten, um eine mögliche Ansteckung mit dem Coronavirus zu vermeiden. Das Modul ist Teil des Online-Lernprogramms (WBT) „Sicher arbeiten – Gesundheit schützen“ der BGHW.

„Corona-Spezial“ kann zur betrieblichen Unterweisung eingesetzt werden. In Videosequenzen sowie durch spielerische und interaktive Elemente werden wichtige organisatorische Maßnahmen und Verhaltensregeln erklärt, um Infektionen zu vermeiden.

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germany
Topics
Occupational accidents and diseases
Prevention of occupational risks

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Germany's stimulus package helps consumers and companies

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:04

Reuters (04.06.2020) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition on Wednesday agreed on a stimulus package worth 130 billion euros ($146 billion) to help companies and workers in Europe’s largest economy recover more quickly from the coronavirus pandemic.

- Parents will get a cash handout of 300 euros per child. This costs 4.3 billion euros.

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germany
Topics
Health Insurance
Family benefits
Unemployment
Compliance and Contribution Collection

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Development of Nationwide Electronic Health Record (ΝEHR): An international survey - ScienceDirect

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:27

Highlights

  • Private vendors׳ involvement does not depend on who has the responsibility of the EHR system development.
  • Private vendors׳ involvement can be found in all phases of the EHR system development.
  • Indicates the necessity of more efforts to be made for the integration of Standards, for enhancing interoperability.
  • Identifies which Standards supported by EHR system in operation worldwide.

 

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new zealand
israel
korea, Republic of
united states
canada
austria
denmark
germany
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ICT
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Sweden/Germany: Working in the pandemic - more safety and health at work!

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 08:48

The Corona (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic affects social and economic life equally, employed, and unemployed. This pandemic situation is a danger to the health of an undetermined number of people and at the same time to public safety and order. It has a significant impact on everyone's life. It affects all economic activity and therefore the whole world of work. Safety and health protection and the start-up of the economy can only work in unison if a stop-and-go effect is to be avoided.

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germany
sweden
Topics
Occupational accidents and diseases
Prevention of occupational risks
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Sweden: Working in the pandemic - more safety and health at work!

Submitted by btreichel on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 12:35

The Corona (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic affects social and economic life equally, employed, and unemployed. This pandemic situation is a danger to the health of an undetermined number of people and at the same time to public safety and order. It has a significant impact on everyone's life. It affects all economic activity and therefore the whole world of work. Safety and health protection and the start-up of the economy can only work in unison if a stop-and-go effect is to be avoided.

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germany
sweden
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Occupational accidents and diseases
Prevention of occupational risks
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Germany: Hygienekonzept für den Betrieb

Submitted by btreichel on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 15:25

Am 16. April 2020 hat das Bundesarbeitsministerium den Sars-CoV2-Arbeitsschutzstandard veröffentlicht. Eine Frage, die viele Unternehmen beschäftigt: Welche Anforderungen sind mit Blick auf die nach Arbeitsschutzgesetz vorgeschriebene Gefährdungsbeurteilung zu erfüllen? So haben Bund und Länder am 15. April beschlossen, dass "jedes Unternehmen in Deutschland auch auf Grundlage einer angepassten Gefährdungsbeurteilung sowie betrieblichen Pandemieplanung ein Hygienekonzept" umsetzen muss.

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germany
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Occupational accidents and diseases
Prevention of occupational risks
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Deutschland: BMAS - Einheitlicher Arbeitsschutz gegen das Coronavirus

Submitted by btreichel on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 14:11

Sicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz haben oberste Priorität, wenn es um Arbeit in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie geht. Dem Arbeitsschutz kommt dabei eine zentrale Rolle zu. Bundesarbeitsminister Hubertus Heil hat dazu heute gemeinsam mit dem Hauptgeschäftsführer der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung und Vorsitzendem des  IVSS Fachausschusses für Unfallversicherung, Dr. Stefan Hussy, den Arbeitsschutzstandard COVID 19 vorgestellt. 

Die Bundesregierung empfiehlt daher einen neuen Arbeitsschutzstandard SARS-CoV-2 mit folgenden Eckpunkten:

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germany
Topics
Occupational accidents and diseases
Prevention of occupational risks
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