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ECONOMIC MEASURES AND MEASURES REGARDING EMPLOYMENT
Social insurance benefits
The Government aims to introduce care leave compensation in emergency situations which is intended for parents of children up to the age of 11 years (18 years in case of children whose health condition has been adverse on a long-term basis), and special care leave compensation in crisis situations which is intended for parents of children up to the age of 16 years (to be provided based on the physician’s confirmation).
Sickness benefits will also be paid to people in mandatory quarantine. They are to be paid from the first day of the sick leave.
These benefits will correspond to 55 percent of the daily assessment basis and will be paid by the Social Insurance Agency.
Allowance for maintaining employees and contributions to free-lancers
Under the current regulation of the state aid known as allowance to maintain employees in periods of serious operating or economic trouble a number of strict conditions must be met. The Slovak Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs wants to simplify the regulation so that it reflects the current Covid-19 situation. The Ministry intends to provide compensation to employers who had to close down their business due to governmental decisions and/or who are experiencing the reduced turnover/sales due to epidemics. By these new measures the government intends to help employers to keep their employees, and to avoid mass lay-offs.
Contributions to free-lancers who may not do their business (e.g. self-employed persons, artists) are planned too. The particular conditions are yet to be announced.
MEASURES IN THE FIELD OF LAW AND JUSTICE
PREVENTION AND TESTING
SHOPS AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS
These are some of the planned measures; the list is not exhaustive. As the situation is evolving very rapidly, the Slovak Government and authorities respond to it by extraordinary measures. The constant checking of the current state of affairs and updates is necessary.
For any legal matters arising in these special circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact our Covid-19 Help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summary reflects the status as of 25 March 2020. This summary is for informational purposes only and may not be considered a legal opinion or advice on how to proceed in a particular case.