Due to the increase in the number of hospital admissions and the increase in the number of corona infections, the Consultation Committee met early today, 24 March 2021. It was decided to take an 'Easter break' for a 4-week period.
The following measures will take effect from Saturday 27 March 2021, and apply for 4 weeks:
If you have to close your company, and you cannot employ your employees more or less because of the imposed corona measures, and/or does your employee have to take care of the children because of the closure of the schools? Then you can apply for temporary unemployment for them due to corona force majeure.
The following measures already apply and will continue to apply, but were further emphasised at the press conference by the Consultation Committee:
This will be checked more strictly. For example, we have heard that it will become mandatory to keep a register in which the planning of who will be present in the workplace, and when. If an infringement is found, this may lead to the mandatory closure of the company;
You can read the measures above as they were explained in the Consultation Committee press conference. The concrete elaboration of these measures, including with regard to the register in the event of non-application of teleworking, has yet to be implemented in the Ministerial Decree.
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