MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
The extension of the short-time work allowance will also help all those affected by the Corona crisis in 2021
The German Bundestag passed the Employment Protection Act today. The labor market and social policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Peter Weiß, explains:
“The special regulations for the easier receipt of short-time work allowance, which have proven themselves in the Corona crisis, will be extended until the end of 2021. The companies in Germany use short-time working because they want to keep their employees and believe in the upswing after the crisis. That’s good news.
The crisis is not over yet, but we are on the right track. Many people and companies are still affected by lost work time. I am therefore pleased that the extension of the short-time allowance has now been approved in good time. So we are building a bridge to the year 2021.
The full assumption of the social security contributions by the Federal Employment Agency will therefore only be possible from July 1, 2021 until December 31, 2021 at the latest if companies use short-time working to train their employees. We have thus written a new, attractive further training subsidy into law.
In the end, it is not just a matter of surviving the crisis, but also – getting fit for the challenges associated with the changing world of work – and ensuring Germany’s competitiveness. In-company training and development makes a decisive contribution to this. “
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