Archive category: coronavirus

NOW 2.0 rules announced

In May, the Dutch government extended until October 1, 2020, the economic relief package related to the coronavirus crises, known as the NOW 2.0 scheme. Under this wage subsidy program, businesses that suffer at least a 20% loss in their revenue over a three-month period receive a subsidy of...

Newsflash: economic relief package extended

Yesterday the Dutch government announced that the economic relief package in connection with the coronavirus crisis will be extended by one month, to 1 October 2020. This extension will allow the government and social partners more time to make long-term arrangements to deal with the financial crisis. Which measures...

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...

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...