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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-13/601 – Updated – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 27 March 2020 – 28 February 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Employment protection and retention
– Income support for people in employment (e.g., short-time work)
|Author||Carlos Molina (UAB) and Jessica Durán (IKEI)|
|Measure added||14 April 2020 (updated 30 August 2022)|
In order to guarantee that all workers affected by a temporary collective dismissal or a reduced working time scheme receive as soon as possible their benefits, the government has simplified the administrative procedures whereby companies implementing a temporary collective dismissal ask the unemployment benefit for their employees.
In other words, it is not the individual employee that has to initiate the procedure, but the company that has to do so.
The procedure of recognition of the contributory unemployment benefit for all persons affected by procedures for temporary collective dismissal and reduction of working hours based on the causes provided for in articles 22 and 23 of Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17 , It will begin through a collective application filed by the company with the entity managing the unemployment benefits, acting on behalf of those.
In addition to the collective request, the communication by the company to the public employment service will include the following information, individually for each of the affected establishments:
Not available yet.
Employees in standard employment
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in the design, implementation or monitoring of this policy.
Social partners were supportive of this policy.
Eurofound (2020), Measures to speed up the processing and payment of unemployment benefits, measure ES-2020-13/601 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-13_601.html
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