extending coverage

Norway: The number of care days will continue to be double from 1 January 2021

Submitted by siha on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:54

NAV (01.01.2021) The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The measures until 31 December 2021:

Regions / Country
norway
Topics
Cash sickness benefits
Family benefits
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
Document Type

Finland: Several temporary changes to the unemployment laws extended to 31 March 2021

Submitted by siha on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 19:45

kela.fi (21.12.2020) Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic. Higher exempt amounts of EUR 500 and EUR 465 will remain in force until the end of March 2021. Exceptions made to the rules on waiting periods, work requirements and maximum length of payment will expire at the end of 2020.

Regions / Country
finland
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
Document Type

Cyprus: Support for Independent Employees

Submitted by siha on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 19:05

Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Ministry announces that the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. Support for Independent Employees was also decided to continue supporting certain categories of self-employed persons who are significantly affected by the pandemic, such as photographers, taxi drivers, hotel workers and other categories, provided that their turnover is reduced compared to the same period last year exceeding 40%.

Regions / Country
cyprus
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Cyprus: Very Small Business Support

Submitted by siha on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 19:00

Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Ministry announces that the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. Very Small Business Support subsidizes 100% of the employees for enterprises that employ up to three (3 ) employees, especially for Business Plans in Full Suspension or related companies, 100% of the staff is subsidized for companies that employ up to nine (9) employees.

Regions / Country
cyprus
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

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%.

Regions / Country
Europe
cyprus
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

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.

Regions / Country
Europe
cyprus
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

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.

Regions / Country
Europe
cyprus
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

South Korea: Employment insurance program to expand to artists starting Thursday

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/10/2020 - 16:15

Naver (09.12.2020) South Korea will extend its state employment insurance program to artists starting Thursday as the first step toward expanding coverage to all workers by 2025. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Wednesday that artists under work contracts who earn monthly income of at least 500,000 won ($460) will be eligible for coverage under the amended Employment Insurance Act. 

Regions / Country
korea, Republic of
Topics
Employment of young workers
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
Document Type

Japan: Exceptional treatment of Employment Adjustment Subsidy extended to February 2021

Submitted by siha on Fri, 11/27/2020 - 16:17

NHK (27.11.2020) The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare announced that the exceptional treatment of Employment Adjustment Subsidy is extended to February 2021. The exceptional treatments include the increase of maximum amount of daily allowance to 15,000 yen per an employee. The Minister also implied that the treatment would be gradually reduced after March 2021. 

Regions / Country
Asia
japan
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type