labour markets

Benin: Social measures Covid-19 in Benin: The transfers made

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:28

Government of the Republic of Benin (10.07.2020) The majority of beneficiaries exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures to fight against the spread of corona virus have started receiving a subsidy via cash transfers on their mobile phones. 

There are differences in the grants. They depend on three things: whether the activity is formal or not; the geographical location of the activity (does the person work in large cities or not) and also what was declared in terms of loss of income during the period of implementation of these restrictive measures.

Regions / Country
benin
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Greece: Covid-19: Greece to Launch ‘Syn-ergasia’ Job Retention Scheme

Submitted by siha on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:01

 GTP Headlines (21.05.2020) Aiming to protect jobs and at the same time keep companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic above water, the Greek government announced the launch on June 1 of the “Syn-ergasia” program. Under the scheme, Covid-19-impacted businesses can slash the working hours of their full-time employees by half without affecting their working agreement.

Regions / Country
greece
Topics
Employment
Employment policies
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Cambodia: Suspending employment contracts

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:32

aseanbriefing.com (07.05.2020)

Companies in the tourism and garment sectors who want to suspend employment contracts must first submit an application to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The suspended employees can receive monthly allowances from the government. The maximum period for suspension is two months but this can be extended further depending on the circumstances.

Regions / Country
cambodia
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
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Malta: The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September

Submitted by siha on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:15

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER (08.06.2020) The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September, where the benefit rate of € 800 for full-time and € 500 for part-timers in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies will be maintained. travel, language schools, organization of events and air transport. For the rest of the businesses that will remain on Annex A, they will start receiving € 600 and € 375 part-time, while there will be others that will move from Annex A to Annex B;

Regions / Country
malta
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
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Finland: Shorter daily commuting distance for commuting and relocation allowance

Submitted by siha on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:15

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (11.06.2020) The commuting and relocation allowance will be temporarily available to persons who work full-time and whose daily commute at the start of employment takes at least two hours instead of the three hours currently required. The allowance can also be paid to persons who move because of a job a distance comparable to the daily commuting requirement. 

Regions / Country
finland
Topics
Employment
Shocks &extreme events
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Finland: Increase in the exempt amount of unemployment security

Submitted by siha on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:08

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (11.06.2020) The exempt amount of the unemployment benefit will be temporarily raised from the current EUR 300 to EUR 500 per month (i.e., from EUR 279 to EUR 465 per four calendar weeks). The exempt amount means the amount unemployed jobseekers can earn without an effect on their unemployment benefit.

Regions / Country
finland
Topics
Employment
Shocks &extreme events
Document Type

Société | Les "damnés de la terre" : fraudes sociales, ouvriers "en esclavage"... le procès qui fait trembler Terra Fecundis | La Provence

Submitted by gfilhon on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 13:46

L'un des cas les plus emblémamtiques de la fraude au détachement européen dans le secteur agricole. Pour la seule période de 2012 à 2015, celle retenue par la procédure pénale, c'est un peu plus de 112 millions d'euros de cotisations qui auraient échappé à la Sécurité sociale, selon l'accusation, grâce à un système parfaitement huilé consistant à "jouer sur des conflits d'interprétation entre notre législation nationale et le droit communautaire", a analysé Béatrice Mesini, chercheuse au CNRS. "Cette affaire hors norme est celle qui présente les enjeux financiers les plus impor

Regions / Country
Europe
Topics
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Error evasion and fraud
Digital Economy Observatory : Only Tags
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Vanuatu: VT4 billion stimulus package

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:27

dailypost.vu (01.04.2020)

The government of Vanuatu aims to support jobs through the Employment Stabilization Payment Program, which will reimburse employers up to VT 30,000 per employee on their payroll each month for a period of four months. Employers will also receive a payment of 15% of the amount they are reimbursed for wages under this payment as an added incentive to keep their staff employed.

Regions / Country
Vanuatu
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Document Type

Finland: Processing of unemployment benefit applications to be accelerated

Submitted by siha on Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:10

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (08.05.2020) Based on a temporary amendment, unemployment benefit can be paid without a decision, as an advance payment, for a period of six months instead of the current period of two months. The President of the Republic approved the act on temporary derogations from the Unemployment Security Act due to the coronavirus epidemic. The act will enter into force on 11 May 2020 and it will remain in force until 31 October 2020.

Regions / Country
finland
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Document Type

Australia: Early access to your super | Australian Taxation Office

Submitted by siha on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 19:54

Australian Taxation Office (04.05.2020) COVID-19 – early release of superannuation: Individuals financially affected by COVID-19 can access some of their superannuation early. The withdrawal is tax free. 

Eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are able to apply to access up to:

  • $10,000 of their super until 30 June 2020
  • a further $10,000 from 1 July 2020 until 24 September 2020.

To apply for early release, you must be unemployed or satisfy one of the requirements.

Regions / Country
australia
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Document Type