Employment of young workers

Singapore: COVID-19 Support Grant

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:30

Ministry of Social and Family Development (31.07.2020) COVID-19 Support Grant is paid to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, aged 16 years and above, who are presently involuntarily unemployed due to retrenchment or contract termination, or presently on involuntary no-pay leave (NPL) for at least three consecutive months, or presently experiencing reduced monthly salary of at least 30% for at least three consecutive months as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.

Regions / Country
singapore
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Republic of Korea: Newly established an Emergency livelihood fund loan program for construction workers

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:50

Ministry of Employment and Labor (30.03.2020) Construction workers are being hit hard by the spread of Covid-19 due to delayed contracts and construction suspensions. Zero-interest loans will be provided to construction workers from mid-April to help their livelihoods, with individual loans capped at KRW 2 million.

Regions / Country
korea, Republic of
Topics
Unemployment
Employment of young workers
Financial crisis
Document Type

New Caledonia: Increase in family benefits for childcare

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:19

Government of New Caledonia (16.07.2020) The government has instituted an exceptional increase in family benefits for the salaried worker who has had no other solution, due to the closure of nurseries and schools as of March 19, 2020, than to stay at home to keep their child (ren) under 16 and suffered as a result a loss of wages. The increase amounts to 60 points (about 22,785 francs) for the period 20 to 31 March 2020 and 120 points (about 45,570 francs) for the period from 1 st to April 3 and April 20 to 30 (gradual reopening of schools in groups).

Regions / Country
New Caledonia
Topics
Family benefits
Covid-19
Document Type

New Caledonia: Reinforced partial unemployment "Covid-19 allowance"

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:02

Government of New Caledonia (16.07.2020) Covid-19 allowance has been extended for companies durably affected by the health crisis for a period of three months, from 1 st June 2020 to 31 August 2020 with the possibility of extending it for another three months. The amount is 100% of the salary for employees remunerated at the guaranteed minimum hourly wage of the sector of activity concerned, and 70% of the last gross salary within the limit of 4.5 times the minimum wage in other cases.

Regions / Country
New Caledonia
Topics
Employment
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Shocks &extreme events
Covid-19
Financial crisis
Document Type

Réunion: Regional solidarity fund

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 16:57

Réunion region (13.04.2020) Regional solidarity fund, the amount of which varies from 1000 to 2500 €, benefits Reunion VSEs, micro-entrepreneurs and independent professions included. It is open to companies with less than 10 employees whose turnover is less than € 500,000 and which, during the confinement period , have been forced to close or have suffered a loss of turnover of up to minus 20%.

Regions / Country
Réunion
Topics
Employment
Covid-19
Document Type

Guadeloupe: Regional Internship: Youth in Business

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:37

REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GUADELOUPE (16.07.2020) The Guadeloupe Region informs students and high school students who have not been able to complete their internship application file online within the framework of the "Regional Internship: Youth in Company" device due to the health situation that they are exceptionally invited to send the documents constituting the file by e-mail to the following address: srje@cr-guadeloupe.fr no later than Thursday 23 July 2020.

Regions / Country
Guadeloupe
Topics
Employment
Employment of young workers
Human resources management
Document Type

Costa Rica: Employers may request extension of the term of contract suspensions

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:36

Minister of Labor and Social Security (15.06.2020) The Minister of Labor and Social Security signed a directive that allows employers to request an extension of the measure to suspend their employment contracts due to the pandemic by COVID-19. The MTSS-DMT-CIR-5-2020 directive allows employers to request the extension of the initial period of three months for up to an additional equal period, as long as the impact on the economic turn of companies is maintained.

Regions / Country
costa rica
Topics
Employment
Covid-19
Financial crisis
Document Type

Slovakia: Pandemic sickness benefit

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:18

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family (16.07.2020) If you are an employee and you have been confirmed temporary incapacity for work due to ordered quarantine or isolation, you contact the attending physician (by phone or e-mail), who will confirm your temporary incapacity for work due to quarantine or isolation on the prescribed form and send him to the Social Insurance Agency. From the first day of temporary incapacity for work, in cases where quarantine or isolation has been ordered (employee, SZČO, voluntarily insured person), the Social Insurance Agency will pay a benefit of 55%

Regions / Country
slovakia
Topics
Health
Cash sickness benefits
Service quality
Document Type

Bangladesh: Covid-19 and Rights of the healthcare workers

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:04

The Daily Star (30.06.2020) The government of Bangladesh has taken several positive measures to cope with the current crisis. On 7 April 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs) and other employees of the republic for their frontline roles in the fight against coronavirus. Special incentives include health insurance of Tk 5-10 lakh (according to rank), and the amount will be five times higher if anyone is at higher risk of death or dies from the virus.

Regions / Country
bangladesh
Topics
Health
Employment
Safety and health at work
Human resources management
Document Type