Recent Press Releases
Fake malware emails being sent to employers
The Federal Employment Agency (BA) would like to warn employers about fraudulent emails that are currently in circulation.
Temporary extension of eligibility period for unemployment benefits – extension to be automatically approved
Today, on 15 May 2020, the Upper and Lower Houses of the German Parliament discussed and passed a second welfare package (Sozialschutzpaket II), including the extension of unemployment benefits. The law will be published in the Federal Law Gazette over the coming week.
Short-time working allowance secures jobs but is not instant liquidity support for companies
Around 750,000 companies have reported plans to reduce their employees’ working hours since the beginning of March. Many of them are claiming short-time working allowance for the first time. This is leading to several questions and sometimes even uncertainty when it comes to claiming such payments, as discovered by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) in recent telephone consultations. Their questions range from the reporting process to the transfer of short-time working allowance.
That is why we have provided some answers to frequently asked questions about the requirements, the process and the settlement of short-time working allowance.