Short-time work is the temporary reduction or discontinuation of work in a company for unavoidable economic reasons. Loss of working hours as a result of the coronavirus is not part of the normal business risk and entitles the employee to short-time work compensation (KAE).
For whom is short-time work possible?
Employees with a permanent employment contract
Employees with a fixed-term employment contract
Employees on hourly wages
Persons working in the business of the spouse*
Persons financially involved in the company*
Members of the Executive Board*