Reduced working hours: The reduced standard working hours must be on average between 10% and 90% of standard working hours as agreed under collective working arrangements. A new aspect of this is that it may temporarily also be set at zero. Thus, for instance, in the context of a short-time working period of six weeks, it may be set at 0% for five weeks (i.e. no work will take place, and for one week at 60%).
Using up holiday and time credits: Before and during short-time work, expired holiday (i.e. holiday from previous holiday years) and time credits should be used up. The basis for calculating holiday pay will be working hours prior to short-time work. The general rules will apply to agreements on holiday and time credits.
Social insurance contributions: Social insurance contributions must generally be paid as if working hours had not been reduced. But in accordance with the agreement made by the social partners, the AMS will assume the employer's resulting additional costs with effect from the first month.