Archive category: coronavirus

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...