Factsheet for case DE-2020-30/1108 – measures in Germany
|Country||Germany , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 20 July 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
|Author||Sandra Vogel (IW)|
|Case created||14 September 2020 (updated 12 May 2021)|
Against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employer and business organisations started to put together information on (newly) available help measures for companies. Information provided by employer organisations is updated on regular basis and is part of their member services. The scope and depth of the information provided on the web-pages of employer organisations might vary and usually serves as a first entry point for companies in need of support.
Many employer and business organisations provide detailed information on available help and support measures that were put into place by the federal government, governments of the federal states or social partners. Each of the organisations listed below set up a special site on their webpage dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic and providing information on the different topics that companies might be interested in during the pandemic. Topics usually include: financial support measures, short-time work, legal labour issues, occupational health and safety etc. The following list gives you an idea of organisations and information provided (but is not meant to be all encompassing):
Apart from this web information, employer organisation also provide more specialised information by publishing FAQs or guidelines on different topics (such as short-time work, labour law issues or vocational training). Read more on the COVID-19 Database for case DE-2020-23/1113 .
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Not applicable||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Employer and business organisations set up information pages providing an overview on available support measures for their members. Naturally, organisations are involved in designing, implementing, and updating their pages on a regular basis. Organisations on all levels developed their own pages. In detail, peak-level, cross-sectoral, but also regional and sector-level organisations provide this kind of membership support.
Employer and business organisation view this measure as part of their membership support.
Eurofound (2020), Employer information on COVID-19 help measures, case DE-2020-30/1108 (measures in Germany), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.