Aid to employees

Aid to employees

Last update: 15/07/2021

The Ministerial Decision of April 2, 2021 provides that when a child's class is closed, the employer must facilitate the movement of employee leave to school closing periods when leave had already been scheduled for later dates.

If no leave can be moved, the employee must discuss with the employer the possibility of working remotely. The refusal to implement remote work must be justified by the employer.

If no accommodation is possible, the insured may benefit from a work stoppage compensated by the Social Services Compensation Fund, provided that the other parent:

  • Either in a situation of effective professional activity
  • Not placed in CTTR
  • does not work from home
  • does not benefit from a childcare assistance scheme

If he meets these conditions, the employee will benefit from the first day of cessation of payment of daily allowances.

If the employer does not support salary maintenance, additional compensation bringing the maximum total compensation to 80% of the capped gross daily salary may be paid, if applicable.

Yes and from the first day of sick leave.

Concretely, when an employee or civil servant of the Principality is prescribed a work stoppage providing for eviction pending the completion of a PCR screening test, he will receive daily allowances paid as appropriate by the CCSS or the SPME from the first day of shutdown.

These allowances guarantee the employee 50% of his remuneration. Depending on the provisions applicable in each company, a wage maintenance measure may be provided for by the employer.

The suspension of the waiting period makes it possible to support employees and civil servants in complying with the isolation measures that the loss of income suffered during this period could discourage.

Concretely, when an employee or civil servant of the Principality has a work stoppage providing for a professional absence, while awaiting the completion of a PCR screening test, for isolation measures, he will receive daily allowances paid either by the CCSS or by the SPME from the first day of shutdown.

The implementation of this measure is subject to the prescription of a "COVID PCR screening" work stoppage.

This measure takes effect from January 15, 2021 until April 18, 2021.

Your employer cannot force employees to take leave without giving prior notice.

Act No. 619 enacting the system for annual paid leave, stipulates that the notice period must be a minimum of one month. This can be reduced to 15 days by special agreement.

Employees who usually receive a gross base salary of less than or equal to EUR 2,075.16, for 169 hours per month, will not lose any of their income. They will receive their usual net salary, since this is less than EUR 1,800.00.

Employees who usually receive a gross base salary of between EUR 2,075.17 and EUR 2,571.43, for 169 hours per month, will be entitled to the safeguard clause at a rate of EUR 1,800.00.

If your employer wishes to pay the extra 20% so that you continue to receive your full salary, the State will exempt the employer from social security contributions on this additional portion.

In the case of higher salaries, a cap has been set at 4.5 times the minimum wage.

Paid leave accrued while an employee was subject to strengthened provisions for total temporary layoff (CTTR) between 01/05/20 and 30/04/21 will be transferred to the CTTR scheme.

Employees can decide either to take paid leave accrued during the CTTR period as holiday days or to convert it to monetary compensation.

Employees will receive 10% of the total amount of the Partial Activity Payment that they received between 01/05/20 and 30/04/21.

Since the amount used as the basis for calculating the payment to the employee is not subject to social security contributions, the amount to be paid in lieu of paid leave accrued under CTTR will not be subject to such contributions either.

Employers will receive reimbursement of 80% of the amount of the Partial Activity Compensation that they received between 01/05/20 and 30/04/21.

Reimbursements will be paid by the State based on declarations submitted using the online service to be launched shortly in accordance with the conditions that will be announced at that time.

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