The Government of the Republic of Estonia has established nationwide strict restrictions as of 11.03.2021 to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure the functioning of the Estonian health care system. Due to restrictions, the economic operation of many businesses is extensively disrupted.
In order to alleviate the situation of many employers who now find themselves in financial difficulties and to ensure continued employment and payment of wages, amendments were adopted to regulation of the Government of the Republic No. 87 of 19.11.2020 Employment Program from 2021 to 2023. These amendments to the regulation entered into force on 22.03.2021.
Employers have the right to claim remuneration compensation from the Unemployment Insurance Fund if the following conditions are met:
The Unemployment Insurance Fund pays the employee remuneration compensation for a calendar month in the amount of up to 60% of the employee's average monthly wages but not more than 1000 euros (gross) per calendar month. The employer pays the employee at least 200 euros (gross).
An employee is entitled to receive remuneration compensation for up to two calendar months from 1.03.2021 through 30.04.2021.
Remuneration compensation can
be applied for an employee whose date of commencement of employment is
01.01.2021 at the latest and about whom an entry on beginning of employment has
been made in the employment register on the same date at the latest.
Applications for remuneration compensation can be submitted by employers via the e-Unemployment Insurance Fund starting from April 2021.
The Legal Advisors and Accountants of Leinonen provide every kind of assistance to customers when claiming remuneration compensation, both in terms of employment law issues and submitting of applications for remuneration compensation.
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