One of the “Covid 19 state measures” is designed to help employers to maintain jobs: employers can still receive subsidies to preserve jobs if they request them.
In addition to employers, self-employed people and single person LLCs (in Slovak: jednoosobové s.r.o.) can also apply for state subsidies.
The subsidies employers can apply for are summarized as follows:
1. Employers who have closed or limited their operations due to a Slovak Public Health Authority decision
- Type of measure: compensation of the employee’s salary (so-called Measure No.1).
- Target group: employees who cannot perform their work due to obstacles faced by the employer according to Section 142 of the Labour Code (in Slovak: prekážky v práci).
- Contribution amount: 100% of the total cost of the work (i.e. employee’s gross salary plus contributions paid by employer) (in Slovak: cena práce), up to a maximum of EUR 1,100 per employee.
2. Employers who retain jobs even if their activities are interrupted or reduced during a declared emergency
- Type of measure: compensation of the employee’s salary.
- Target group: employees in an employment relationship.
- Contribution amount: 100% of the total cost of the work, up to a maximum of EUR 1,100 per employee (so-called Measure 3A), or
- Contribution amount: flat-rate contribution to cover part of the salary costs of EUR 330 - 870 per employee (depending on the decline in sales) (so-called Measure 3B).
The state has already published deadlines for submitting contribution applications for the last two months. For the month of February, it is possible to apply for a contribution until 30 April 2021; for March, the deadline is 31 May 2021.