Newsflash! “Tozo” is a go, and “NOW” is Next

This past Friday, 27 March 2020, the government has announced that Temporary Benefit for Self-Employed Professionals (Tijdelijke Overbruggingsregeling Zelfstandig Ondernemers) (“Tozo”) is to be made available this week. Tozo A temporary emergency measure that is part of the government’s coronavirus economic relief package, Tozo will provide support for the...

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Working from home: blessing or curse?

We’re now in the second week of enforced home quarantine. Together – leaving aside a few beach trippers and recreational walkers – we’re all doing our bit to halt the spread of coronavirus after the government urged employers to allow their employees to work from home where possible. At...

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News flash! Emergency Fund Bridging Employment replaces the Working Time Reduction Scheme

The cabinet revoked the Working time reduction scheme (“WTV”) last night. The coronavirus outbreak has led to an abundance of WTV applications. The new temporary measure Emergency Fund Employment Bridging (“NOW”) replaces the WTV. NOW targets decreases in employer revenu (in Dutch: omzet) as from March 1, 2020. Employers...

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Coronavirus – possible wage relief for employers

Increasing numbers of employers are applying to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for permits to apply reductions in working hours (in Dutch: Werktijdverkorting, “WTV”) arising from Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the resulting government measures. If they have such a permit, employers can then apply to the Employee Insurance...

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