Archive category: COVID-19

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...

Rehabilitation, corona and wage payment rules

Restrictive COVID-19 measures are affecting the evaluation of employers’ rehabilitation efforts. The Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) is aware that – because of COVID-19 – it is not always possible to do enough in the rehabilitating process. That said, it is not an excuse for employers to stop their rehabilitation...