FAQ Coronavirus for employers

The National Employment Office (ONEm/RVA) provides answers to the various practical questions about temporary unemployment in a FAQ.

Please refer to the website of the ONEm for more information (only in French and Dutch)

UPDATE 26/11/2020 - 15:00h

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, many companies are no longer able to function normally.

Different situations may occur.

Companies which are not affected by a compulsory closure but who wish to obtain a deferral of payment from the ONSS on the basis of a declaration of honor, can do so on the ONSS site, but also via this form.

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Past 6 November 2020, the government agreed on a new set of socio-economic aid measures.
As regards the simplified procedure of temporary unemployment force majeure due to corona, we refer to our Infoflash.

An employee who has been placed in quarantine may receive benefits under temporary unemployment due to corona force majeure.

An employee who has to stay at home as a result of the closure of his child's day-care centre, school or disability day-care centre and if that measure is intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus, he may receive benefits under temporary unemployment due to corona force majeure.

Some employees still have to take quite a lot of leave days before the end of the year.

Here you will find an overview of the rules to be observed with regard to the allocation of leave days.

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