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Newsletter September, 2020

Senegal: Senegal: Employers participate in the country's economic reconstruction

September, 2020
  • The Government of Senegal adopted specific measures concerning individual dismissals during the pandemic
  • The most representative employers' organisaiton, CNP, played a key role in the management of the crisis
  • CNP is presenting key proposal for the economic recovery 

Germany legislation on funds for training during the short-time work scheme duration

September, 2020
  • A draft legislation is under discussion to support investments in training during the operation of  the short time work scheme. 

Croatia: tripartite taskforce sets new measures to shorten the workweek and support employers

September, 2020
  • Croatia introduced a shortened workweek to support companies in their recovery phase 
  • Social dialogue was at the foundation of this initiative 
  • Business with over 10 employees significantly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis can receive financial support to compensate labour costs 
Newsletter August, 2020

The Algerian “multipartite” Commission started its works

August, 2020
  • The Algerian government established a national commission to discuss the Covid-19 impact
  • The dialogue is considered as a pre-condition to Covid-19 recovery
  • Employers put forward several proposals for recovery

Morocco: outcomes of the Economic Monitoring Committee

August, 2020
  • A Committee, composed of governmental members and representatives of the business sectors, met nine times to monitor the economic situation and present concrete solutions.
Newsletter July, 2020

Turkish social partners joint statement on measures to facilitate the normalisation process

July, 2020
  • Social partners requested the government to extend the short-term working allowance scheme until the end of 2020.
  • They also suggested that businesses paying the wage differences between short-term and normal wages should be provided more incentives and exemption of income tax

US legislations on employers’ liability protection clauses in case of Covid-19 could become a federal issue

July, 2020
  • If this regulation is adopted, employers’ liability would be limited to acts of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
  • The law would have retroactive effect from 2019 and be in force until 2024.

OECD Employment Outlook 2020 and Employers’ Viewpoints

July, 2020
  • The OECD Employment Outlook 2020 focuses on Worker security and Covid-19 crisis.
  • Chapter 1 provides valuable insights and data on the impact of Covid-19 on the labour market and the policy responses in OECD countries.  
  • The following chapters furnish information on the access to unemployment benefits, a comparative review of employment protection legislation (EPL) across OECD countries, the situation of middle-skilled workers, and the consequences of the pandemic on vocational education and training graduates.

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