Royal Decree-Law 18/2021. Extension of furlough (ERTE) related to Covid-19 until February 2022

Royal Decree-Law 18/2021, which includes the VI Social Agreement in Defense of Employment, establishes a new legal framework for the ERTE linked to Covid-19 for the period November 1, 2021 and until February 28, 2022. To promote adaptation to the new scheme, during the month of October 2021 the current ERTE are extended. As of November 1, 2021, the extension requires an express request to the labor authority, along with the submission of certain documentation. Also, as a novelty, an important part of the exemptions from Social Security contributions are linked to the development of training actions that benefit workers affected by the ERTE.

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