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- 29 / 10 / 2021 -
Expanding the subject of support due to the effects of Covid-19

On October 8, 2021, the Government issued Resolution 126/NQ-CP in 2021 amending and supplementing Resolution 68/NQ-CP on a number of policies to support employees and employers who encounter difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the Resolution has amended and supplemented additional regulations for cases receiving support due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically as follows;

I. Expanding the beneficiaries of support upon the termination of labor contracts:
+ Employees working under labor contracts, participating in compulsory social insurance, must terminate labor contracts during the period from May 1, 2021, to the end of December 31, 2021, but not enough be eligible for unemployment benefits and fall under one of the following cases:
+ Must be in medical isolation, in blocked areas, or unable to go to the workplace due to the request of competent state agencies to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic;Due to the employer’s temporary suspension of operations at the request of a competent state agency for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, or the head office, branch, representative office, production location, businesses in the area implement measures to prevent and control the epidemic according to the principles of Directive No. 16/CT-TTg or redeploy production and labor to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic.

II. Expanding the beneficiaries of support due to temporary suspension of labor contracts, unpaid leave:
Employees working under labor contracts, participating in compulsory social insurance up to the time immediately before suspending the performance of labor contracts, taking unpaid leave; there is a period of temporary suspension of the performance of the labor contract, taking unpaid leave within the term of the labor contract from 15 consecutive days or more from May 1, 2021, to the end of December 31, 2021, and The starting point of temporary suspension of performance of labor contracts, unpaid leave from May 1, 2021, to the end of December 31, 2021, and fall under one of the following cases:
+ Must be treated for COVID-19, medical isolation, in blocked areas, cannot go to the workplace due to the request of a competent state agency to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic;
+ Due to the employer’s temporary suspension of operations at the request of a competent state agency for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, or the head office, branch, representative office, production location, businesses in the area to take measures to prevent and control the epidemic according to the principles of Directive No. 16/CT-TTg or redeploy production and labor to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic.

III. Expanding the beneficiaries of support due to job cessation:
Employees working under labor contracts who are terminated for reasons specified in Clause 3, Article 99 of the Labor Code; are participating in compulsory social insurance up to the time immediately before stopping work and fall under one of the following cases:
+ Having to be treated for COVID-19, medical isolation, in blocked or impossible areas to the working place at the request of a competent state agency according to the principles of Directive No.16/CT-TTg for 14 consecutive days or more during the period from May 1, 2021, to the end of December 31, 2021;
+ Due to the employer has to suspend operations at the request of a competent state agency or has a head office, branch, representative office, production or business location in the area to perform the following tasks: Measures to prevent and control the epidemic according to the principles of Directive No. 16/CT-TTg or redeploy production and labor to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic for 14 consecutive days or more during the period from May 1, 2021, to the end of December 31, 2021.

The level of support for the above subjects is applied as prescribed in Resolution 68/NQ-CP.

This Resolution takes effect from October 8, 2021.