Overview of employment protection measures in force as at 1 October 2020
Overview of employment protection measures in force as
We provide an overview of currently active measures with the goal of preserving jobs affected by the (COVID-19).
1. Job preservation grant for certain sectors affected by COVID 19 – September to December 2020
— transport and storage, service activities incidental to air transportation
— accommodation services, food and drink preparation and service,
— administrative and auxiliary services industry,
— arts, entertainment and recreation,
— translation activities and interpreter services,
— organizers of cultural, business and sporting events etc.
— all employers, regardless of the sector, that have been prohibited from performing their business activities by the Decisions of the Civil Protection Headquarters or whose business activity have been restricted in any way by the Decisions of the Civil Protection Headquarters
which experienced a decrease in revenue due to COVID-19 of at least 60% in the month preceding the one for which the grant is sought, compared to the same month in 2019, may submit an application for a job preservation grant. Those employers that have been prohibited to perform their activity by the Decisions of the Civil Protection Headquarters, do not have to prove sector or income criteria.
— For employers which are closed by the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters for less than 14 days, the value of the grant is up to HRK 2,000 per month.
2. Grant to support reduced working hours during June to December 2020
Eligible employers may receive a grant to offset an eligible employee’s potential loss of employment income if such an employee's working hours are temporarily reduced in one or more months in the period between June and December 2020.
— employers with 51 or more employees must submit a grant request for at least 10% of all employees.
— an eligible employee is an employee whose working hours have been temporarily reduced by no more than 50% of her/his contracted monthly working hours.
— prove that the COVID-19 epidemic has had a negative effect on its business thereby justifying the need for the expected decrease in total monthly working hours by:
o proving a decrease in turnover of at least 20% in the month for which the grant is sought, compared to the same month of the previous year (to be determined based on VAT returns submitted to the Tax Authority), and
o providing a reason for the decrease, such as decrease in orders, inability to deliver finished products etc.
Employers with less than 10 employees which can prove a decrease in turnover of at least 50% in the month preceding the one for which the grant is sought compared to the same month in 2019 may receive a grant of HRK 2,000 monthly per full-time employee or a proportional part for each part time employee, and HRK 125 for toward pension insurance contributions based on individual capitalized savings for any such employee.
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