Due to the coronacrisis the ‘shortening of working hours’ arrangement is no longer in effect. The government supports employers with several other regulations, among which the NOW-regulation (the temporary “Emergency Measure Bridging for the Retention of Employment”). The arrangement initially covered the period from March 1st to May 31st, 2020. Meanwhile, the regulation is extended with the period from June 1st to September 30th, 2020 (NOW 2.0).
The NOW scheme offers an employer, who expects to be confronted with a substantial decrease in turnover due to the corona crisis, a subsidy that compensates a part of the wage bill. The government calculates the amount of the contribution for the wage costs of employees based on the decrease in turnover from their employer. We are your legal employer and therefore we receive the compensation for flex workers, based on the loss in turnover of our parent company; the Brisker Group. We will then consult your employer.
For our customers, we carry out the NOW regulation with a ‘corona idle hours arrangement’. We emailed our customers about the method and conditions of our arrangement. If your help is needed, you have received an email from us.
The TOFA (Temporary Bridging Scheme for Flexible Workers) is a scheme for flex workers who (almost) no longer have any income due to the corona crisis. We do not play a role in this scheme; flex workers can apply for an allowance to the UWV. Please note: you can no longer apply for the TOFA allowance. The application period is closed from July 27, 2020.