25 March 2020 – Introduced incentives to start a second job in an essential industry if on short-time work

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The German Government has introduced incentives for workers to take on second jobs in essential industries, including healthcare, agriculture and the supply of food.

Earnings of people taking on a second job in one of these industries while in short-time work in their main job, will not be credited against their short-time work compensation.
Full details here: https://www.bmas.de/DE/Schwerpunkte/Informationen-Corona/sozialschutz-paket.html#doc866034bodyText10