The Act on support in the event of short-time work will be amended so that the period in which employers may submit a report on verification of preliminary support for short-time work will be extended from two to four weeks.
The amendment will come into force on 6 July 2020. The Riksdag voted in favour of the proposal, which was submitted in the form of a committee initiative. This means that the proposal has been introduced in a committee and is not based on a proposal from the Government or a private member's motion.
Short-time work means that an employee can temporarily reduce his or her working hours and salary during an extra deep recession. The state, employers and employees share the costs. In connection with the ongoing corona pandemic, support for short-time work has been temporarily reinforced with short-term layoffs.
An employer that has been granted preliminary support for short-time work needs to carry out a verification in order to establish the final support from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, which is responsible for administration of the support. It is the period for reporting such verifications that is now being extended.