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Corona virus: the position of the employer (9) – the Employment Bridging Emergency Fund (NOW) 2.0

20/05 2020

This is update no. 9 on the coronavirus. Information is provided below on the extension and amendment of the Employment Bridging Emergency Fund (Dutch: NOW). On 20 May, Minister Koolmees (Social Affairs and Employment (SZW)) announced an NOW 2.0. Those measures follow the first emergency fund (17 March 2020).

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Corona virus: the position of the employer (8) – Announcement of the cancellation of the dismissal reduction and the (revised) view of the AP regarding measuring temperature

14/05 2020

This is update number 8 about the corona virus. Please find below information on the announcement from minister Koolmees about the cancellation of the dismissal reduction in the second support package and the (revised) view of the Dutch Data Protection Agency (Dutch DPA) regarding measuring the temperature of employees.

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Corona virus: the position of the employer (7) – Addendum to the Gatekeeper Improvement Act (Wet Verbetering Poortwachter), NOW Calculator and NOW amendments

09/04 2020

This is update number 7 of our ongoing Q&A about Corona. Please find below some information about the addendum published by the UWV to the Gatekeeper Improvement Act (Wet Verbetering Poortwachter) in connection with corona virus, the tool for calculating the amount of the allowance based on the NOW scheme and recent changes to the NOW scheme. NOW is the abbreviation in Dutch for the Emergency Bridging Measure for the Preservation of Jobs.

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