Archive category: corona

NOW 2.0: emergency scheme extended by three months

New rules as of 1 June 2020 The Dutch Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure to Preserve Employment (Tijdelijke Noodmaatregel Overbrugging voor Werkbehoud, “NOW”) will be extended by three months. NOW has so far provided short-term financial aid to many employers, which contributed to 1.9 million employees retaining their jobs. An...

Newsflash! Corona Emergency Fund “NOW” published

Today the Dutch government provided an update on the temporary Emergency Fund Bridging Employment (“NOW”) program. The framework for that measure was already announced (see our previous blog), but there were still many questions. In short, the NOW measure provides that companies that suffer at least a 20% loss...

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...

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...