Objective focused on the criteria for access to wage integration treatments provided for the epidemiological emergency linked to Covid-19
by Nicoletta Cottone
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The most frequently asked questions about layoffs are the protagonists of the FAQs prepared by the Ministry of Labor. In particular, an objective aimed at the criteria for access to the wage integration treatments provided forepidemiological emergency linked to coronavirus. In particular, clarifications on the access to layoffs in derogation addressed to multi-localized companies on the national territory. Does the redundancy fund also apply to workers hired between 24 February 2020 and 17 March 2020? An employer with a production structure in five or more Regions or Autonomous Provinces who apply for layoffs in derogation for Covid-19 for production units present up to a maximum of four Regions or Autonomous Provinces, must submit an application to the individual Regions or Autonomous provinces in which the production units affected by the suspensions are located? Here are the faqs.
In the event of exemption layoffs applications submitted by employers who refer to production units located in five or more Regions or Autonomous Provinces on the national territory, is it possible to produce a single union agreement that refers overall to all the production units concerned?
Yes. In this case, to simplify the presentation, the application to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies must be accompanied by a single union agreement, which refers to all the production units considered in the application. The trade union agreement is sent to the Directorate-General for labor relations and industrial relations and, together with the request for authorization to process, to the Directorate-General for social safety nets and training in the manner already described in Ministerial Circular no. 8 of April 8, 2020.
The reference to March 17, 2020, indicated in the circular as the last date of hiring of workers for whom the salary integration treatment referred to in article 19 of Legislative Decree no. 18/2020, also applies to the redundancy fund pursuant to Article 22 of the same Decree-Law no. 18/2020?
Yes. Pursuant to article 41, paragraph 2, of Decree Law no. 23/2020, the redundancy fund pursuant to article 22 of Decree-law no. 18/2020 also applies to workers hired between 24 February 2020 and 17 March 2020.
An employer with a production structure distributed in five or more Regions or Autonomous Provinces who, however, makes a request for layoffs in derogation for COVID-19 for production and / or operating units present up to a maximum of four Regions or Autonomous Provinces , must you submit an application to the individual Regions or Autonomous Provinces where the production units affected by the suspensions are located?
Yes. In this case – even if it is an employer with a multi-localized production or distribution organization – however if the need to activate the cash dispenser for COVID-19 refers to production units located in no more than four Regions or Autonomous Provinces, the relative applications must be submitted individually to the respective Regions or Autonomous Provinces and not to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies.