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Legal Advice

Short-term work as a consequence of the corona epidemic

The cur­rent spread of the corona virus is lea­ding to dis­rup­ted sup­ply chains and ancel­led orders. Ger­man com­pa­nies are the­re­fore intro­du­cing short-term work to pre­vent exis­ten­tial damage and lay-offs.

On 13 March 2020, the Ger­man legis­la­tor aut­ho­ri­zed the Federal Ger­man Govern­ment to sig­ni­fi­cantly alle­viate pre­sent con­di­ti­ons for short-term work. Accor­ding to Labor Secre­tary Huber­tus Heil, short-term work allo­wance (Kurz­ar­bei­ter­geld) can be app­lied for retroac­ti­vely
as of 1 March 2020.

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