Vice-Chancellor and Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) had said the "Bild am Sonntag" that he wanted to extend the reference duration for the short-time work to 24 months. The Corona-crisis will not disappear in the next few weeks of a sudden: "businesses and Workers need from the government a clear Signal: We go with you the entire way through the crisis, so no one will be dismissed on the track without an Emergency."
The unprecedented corona recession has led in Germany to an unprecedented extent of short-time work. Basically, a time that currently applies to short-time work allowance of a maximum of twelve months. In certain cases, the period may be extended to up to 21 months.Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 08:19