Unemployment

Switzerland: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the period to 18 months

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:45

The Federal Council (01.07.2020) On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council extended the maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will apply until December 31, 2021.

 

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Malta: Parental benefit and Additional Unemployment Benefit will end on 3 July

Submitted by siha on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 17:41

THE MINISTRY OF THE FAMILY, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND SOCIAL  SOLIDARITY(04.06.2020)The temporary payment of the Parental Benefit and the Additional Unemployment Benefit for the time being will continue to be made weekly, but will be stopped with effect from Friday, 3 July 2020, which payment will then cover the period from -27 June to 3 July 2020.

The temporary payment of the Disability and Medical Benefit will be suspended with effect from tomorrow, Friday, 5 June 2020, which payment being made today covers the period from 30 May to 5 June 2020.

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malta
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Family benefits
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Costa Rica: Reglamento de la suspensión temporal de trabajo por COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:58

mtss.go.cr (20.03.2020) El Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social (MTSS) considera como razón válida de la suspensión de contratos de trabajo por consecuencia de la emergecia presentada por el COVID-19.

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costa rica
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Iceland: Notification to Employers of Changes in Partial Benefit / Decreased Percentage

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:28

Labor (28.04.2020) The option for full time workers to move to part-time with government support will be extended to 31 August, from its original finish date on 1 June. The livelihoods of tens of thousands of employees have been protected since this support measure took effect, but the economic outlook has changed markedly in the month or so. The part-time option allows employees to reduce their hours or salary to as low as 25%, or 50% from July onwards, and top up their earnings with support from the Government.

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iceland
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Cuba: Se mantienen las medidas de protección laboral y salarial frente al Covid-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:26

mtss.gob.cu (03.06.2020) Las medidas de protección laboral y salarial implementadas ante la situación epidemiológica provocada por la COVID-19 en el país se mantendrán, informó Marta Elena Feitó Cabrera, ministra de Trabajo y Seguridad Social, al intervenir este martes en el espacio televisivo de la Mesa Redonda.

Reiteró que la garantía salarial es del 100% del salario básico el primer mes y del 60% a partir del segundo mes.

Destacó que el trabajo a distancia es una modalidad que llegó para quedarse, bajo la cual laboran actualmente 627 mil 855 trabajadores. 

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cuba
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Colombia: Desempleados continúan con acceso a salud

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 20:11

minsalud.gov.co (05.06.2020) La expedición del Decreto 800 de 2020 tiene por objetivo garantizar el flujo de recursos a las EPS y otros aseguradores, así como a hospitales e IPS privadas pero, también garantiza el aseguramiento para aquellas personas que en el marco de la Emergencia Sanitaria por Covid-19 perdieron su trabajo y en consecuencia la capacidad de pago al Sistema de Salud.

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colombia
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Health
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