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Special Information Briefing COVID-19 (No. 20): Employment measures provided for in RD-l 18/2020


In this Information Briefing, we analyse the most important measures established in Royal Decree-law 18/2020.

On 13 May 2020, Royal Decree-law 18/2020, of 12 May, on social measures to protect employment (“RD-l 18/2020”), was published in the Official State Bulletin. RD-l 18/2020 includes measures relating to employment that expand on and develop those already adopted by previous royal decrees-laws, such as Royal Decree-law 8/2020, of 17 March, on extraordinary urgent measures to address the economic and social impact of COVID-19 (“RD-l 8/2020”), especially with regard to temporary workforce restructuring plans (“ERTEs”) and the conditions relating thereto.

In particular, RD-l 18/2020 sets out the following measures:

A. Special provisions applicable to ERTEs due to force majeure regulated in RD-l 8/2020

It establishes that total ERTEs due to force majeure which have already been processed by companies whose activity cannot resume as a result of the situation that led to the ERTE being requested, will remain in place until the situation is resolved and, at most, until 30 June 2020.

The entire content of the Information Briefing can be found in the PDF.

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