Posts tagged as downtime

Circle of downtime aid beneficiaries might be extended

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, the government will discuss expanding the range of people receiving downtime compensation, Latvian Radio reported on June 2. This benefit is EUR 180 per month if the State Revenue Service (VID) has previously refused to grant the compensation. The Ombudsman’s Office criticizes the situation on exemptions for self-employed persons. In turn, the Ministry of Welfare stresses that the solutions are working. By the end of last…

Saeima approves downtime salary reduction

Friday, May 8, 2020

On Thursday, May 7, Saeima deputies adopted amendments to the law which will allow employers to pay 70% of workers’ salary during downtime period. The amendments to the Law on State Hazard Prevention and Resilience Measures related to Covid-19 Proliferation are intended to ease application of certain conditions for employers participating in the State and Enterprise In-depth Cooperation Program, if affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The amendments provide for a reduction of the downtime salary specified in the Labor Law from 100% to 70% of the employee’s salary. According to the Saeima Press Service, the employer will be able to pay remuneration to the employee, the amount of which must not be…