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Protection of vulnerable groups against COVID-19 in private-sector entities

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A ministerial decision dated 17.09.2020 issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, provided for definitions of “vulnerable groups”, by publishing a list of health conditions which are considered to be either of high – risk or of medium-risk against COVID-19.  Recently,

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New set of restrictive measures applied in Attica region

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Strict containment measures will apply across the Attica region, due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in said area, starting as of 21.09.2020 until 04.10.2020. Compulsory teleworking for 40% of employees in the private and public sector  is one of the new measures applying in Attica, referring

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New restrictive measures to be applied in Attica region, announced by the Government

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

On Tuesday evening, on a daily public briefing with regard to COVID-19 developments, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection announced a new set of measures which will be instantly applied at a local level, in regions of high epidemiological effect, like Trikala and Attica, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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New law voted by the Greek parliament, regulating multiple matters

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A review of the law’s provisions on employment & labor matters The government has voted a new law, regulating a number of matters belonging in different jurisdictions and sectors of policy, mostly related to facing the COVID-19 crisis. The law includes, inter alia, a section legislated by the

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Teleworking still constitutes an option

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

By virtue of article 4§2 of Legislative Decree A’ 55/11-3-2020, employers and businesses were entitled to place their employees under a teleworking regime, meaning that said employees were still offering their working services to the employer, under the same terms and conditions, only without being

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New set of measures announced by the Greek Prime - Minister to support the economy due to the coronavirus epidemic

Monday, July 13, 2020

A new set of supporting measures, aiming to boost the country’s economy, and especially employment and entrepreneurship, was recently announced by the Greek Prime – Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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Circular issued by the Ministry of Labor, clarifying matters concerning the operation of labor scheme “Syn-Ergasia”

Monday, July 6, 2020

Article 31 of Law 4690/2020 introduced to Greek legislation the labor mechanism “Syn-Ergasia”, while Joint Ministerial Decision B’/2274/14-06-2020 provided for a detailed regulation of its complete framework. On 1st July 2020, a Circular of the Ministry of Labor, dated 30.06.2020, was issued, in order to further explain and clarify some points of the labor mechanism in question

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A review of legislation providing for the complete framework of “Syn-ergasia” labor mechanism

Friday, June 19, 2020

The new law regulating that, between 15.06.2020 and 31.07.2020, the State will cover 60% of the amount of the insurance contributions corresponding to the hours the employees submitted under the Synergasia labor scheme are not working, has now been officially published (article 16 of Law 4693/2020).

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An important modification on “Syn-Ergasia” mechanism

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Ministry of Labor proposed a modification on “Syn-Ergasia” mechanism, which has been approved by the Greek Parliament and it will immediately get published in the Government Gazette.

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Publication of Law 4690/2020 regulating various matters of social and economic return-to-normality

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A review of the Law’s provisions on employment & labor matters

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An input on “Syn-ergasia” labor mechanism

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

According to declarations made by the Minister of Labor, the new labor mechanism “Syn-ergasia”, soon-to-be introduced by virtue of the relevant legislation, is funded by a program up to €1,4 billion and it shall apply in the period from 01.06.2020 until 30.09.2020.

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Specifications on Ministerial Decision. B’ B’ 1779/10-05-2020, regarding labor law related matters [Circular of the Ministry of Labor dated 19.05.2020]

Thursday, May 21, 2020

I. Specifications on Ministerial Decision. B’ B’ 1779/10-05-2020, regarding labor law related matters [Circular of the Ministry of Labor dated 19.05.2020] A. Extension of suspension of employment contracts A1. Businesses under mandatory lockdown during May Suspension of employment contracts,

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