Purpose: Establishment of support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well as for stimulating employment growth.
- employers have the possibility to reduce the working time of employees by no more than 50% of the duration provided in the individual employment contract, with information and consultation of the union, employee representatives or employees, as appropriate, prior to communication of the employee’s decision;
- employees affected by the measure shall receive wage rights due for the actual time worked as well as an indemnity of 75% of the difference between the gross basic salary provided in the individual employment contract and the gross basic salary for the hours actually worked;
- the indemnity is borne by the employer and is will be settled from the unemployment insurance budget;
- the hiring of staff for the performance of activities identical or similar to those performed by employees whose working time has been reduced, as well as the subcontracting of activities carried out by employees whose working time has been reduced, are prohibited.