Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Regulations to Facilitate Access to Short-term Work to be Extended

Date Enacted: September 2020
Country: Germany

Government “regulations to facilitate access to short-time work allowance and to raise the allowance” will extend through the end of 2021. The allowance is paid by the Federal Employment Agency in order “to compensate in part for the loss of wages caused by a lack of work for a temporary period” which then “eases the pressure on companies and enables them to keep on their workforce” and “often makes it possible to avoid job losses.”