New support measures for companies

New support measures for companies

It was established in the Diário da República the implementation of new measures for companies that were under a simplified exemption regime.

Warn that applications for these measures are not yet open.

1. Extraordinary financial incentive to normalize business activity

This measure applies to companies that have benefited from the simplified lay-off regime.

This measure has two modalities:

  • Support in the amount of 1 National Minimum Wage (SMN), for each worker covered by the Lay-off, paid once;
  • Prohibition of collective dismissal, for extinguishing a job and for unsuitability, as well as a duty to maintain the level of employment in the subsequent 60 days;

Support in the amount of 2 SMN, paid in a phased manner for a period of 6 months (1270/6 = € 211.67 / month);

  • In addition to this modality, there is the right to partial exemption (50%) of social security contributions, only for workers covered by the Lay-off in June, or the last month of the measure;
  • This reduction occurs up to a limit of 3 months: 1 month – for companies that have been in Lay-off for 1 month; 2 months for companies that have been in Lay-off 2 months; 3 months for companies that have been in Lay-off 3 or more months;
  • Prohibition of collective dismissal, for extinguishing a job and for unsuitability, as well as a duty to maintain the level of employment, during the application of the measure (6 months) and in the subsequent 60 days.

 

2. Support for progressive recovery

This measure applies to companies that have benefited from the simplified lay-off regime.

This measure covers exclusively companies that have a turnover drop of 40% or more, in the previous 30 days compared to the same period in the previous year;

To this extent, employers can reduce working hours:

  • Between August and September: up to 50% (break equal to or greater than 40%), up to 70% (break equal to or greater than 60%);
  • Between October and December: up to 40% (break equal to or greater than 40%), up to 60% (break equal to or greater than 60%);

The following can enjoy exemption and a 50% reduction in social security contributions:

  • Between August and September: Total exemption;
  • Between October and December: 50% reduction

Payment of wages is made:

  • Between August and September: 100% for hours worked and 66% for hours not worked;
  • Between October and December: 100% for hours worked and 80% for hours not worked

Support for remuneration by S. Social:

  • 70% of the remuneration due for hours not worked.

3. Stabilization Supplement

It is a measure, payable in July, in the amount of the loss of income of a month of lay-off, in an amount that can vary between 100 € and 351 €, to all workers with February income up to 2 SMN and who have recorded a loss of base salary (ie have a base salary greater than 1 SMN), who have been in layoff in one of the months between April and June.

Support is paid by social security and granted automatically and unofficially to the worker.

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