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Newsletter September, 2020

Finland: results of the minimum basic income experiment and employers’ views

September, 2020
  • Small employment improves economic security and mental wellbeing; 
  • apart from financial contributions, active labour market policies are needed. 

Cross-border employees: the exception to the European regulation is extended

September, 2020
  • European regulation on the 25% limit of telework in the country of residence for cross-border workers was suspended by agreements among neighbouring European countries 

Italy and Spain: Unemployment benefits may coexist with a fixed-term job in agriculture

September, 2020
  • Restrictions to the movement of seasonal workers and the situation of unemployed workers pushed governments to ease the hiring of workers in agriculture, even if already receiving unemployment benefits. 

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. 

A Swiss referendum introduced paternity leave

September, 2020
  • As of 2021, a paternity leave of ten days to be taken within six months after the birth of a child will be introduced.  
  • The Swiss citizens supported the introduction of this measure by 60.3%. 
Newsletter August, 2020

Brazilian Supreme Federal Court issued a preliminary decision questioning the nature of Covid-19 as an occupational disease

August, 2020
  • The Federal Supreme Court did not bring clarity on this issue and in any case its decision was preliminary
  • The previous legislation on the recognition of occupational diseases remain
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

Chile, Colombia, Uruguay: Covid-19 as an occupational disease

July, 2020
  • Legislations in Chile, Colombia and Uruguay aligned to recognised Covid-19 as an occupational disease for the health sector.

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