Croatia: Employment protection grants for July and August 2020 (COVID-19)

Croatia: Employment protection grants

The Croatian government adopted measures with the goal of preserving jobs for employers with businesses that have been negatively affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Employers operating in certain sectors—including transport and storage, accommodation services and food and drink preparation and service, administrative and auxiliary services industry, arts, entertainment and recreation, and organizers of cultural, business and sporting events—that experienced a decrease in revenue due to COVID-19 of at least 60% in June and July 2020 (compared to June and July 2019) may submit an application for a job preservation grant. The value of the grant is HRK 4,000 monthly for each full-time employee, and a proportional value for each part-time employee, as well as HRK 250 for any employee toward pension insurance contributions based on individual capitalized savings.

To be eligible for the grant in July 2020, the decrease in revenue must be experienced in June 2020 and similarly, for the grant in August 2020, there must be a decrease in revenue experienced in July 2020.

Applications for the grant may be submitted:

  • Between 8 July and 31 July 2020 – for grants for July and August 2020
  • Between 1 August and 31 August 2020 – for grants for August 2020

Eligible employers also may receive a grant to offset a qualifying employee’s potential loss of employment income if the employee's working hours are temporarily reduced in one or more months during in the period June to December 2020.

Read a July 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Croatia 

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