- Can I already use The Learning Account to work on my development?
Yes, that is already possible. The website of De Leerstelling contains 260 free e-learning courses that you can already do. You can also use our free remote career coach. Success!
- Can I now accrue minus hours because my employer puts less effort into me?
If the employer is closed, and you are therefore not deployed, plus and minus hours will be 'frozen'. As long as the shop is open and you are still working, the rule from the collective labor agreement applies. It has been agreed in the CLA that the employer can deploy you within a bandwidth of plus and minus 35% of the number of basic hours. The bandwidth is at least plus or minus 6 hours per week, but you can never be rostered for more than 45 hours.
- Is my employer obliged to publish the schedule 3 weeks in advance?
During the corona crisis, people are more flexible in drawing up work schedules, so that flexibility can be better maintained on the part of both the employer and the employee.
- The store is now closed on Sundays due to the corona crisis. Am I entitled to the Sunday supplement?
No. You will only receive the 50% allowance if you actually work on a Sunday.
- What about my Individual Development Budget (IOB)?
In connection with the corona crisis, it has been decided to postpone the collection of these funds by 3 months. It was agreed that the premium would be paid from April (€ 12,50 per month, per employee). It has now been agreed to pay the premium for the first six months by July. You then have € 75 available.
There are many free e-learnings on the website of the learning account. You can therefore already start with your development. You can also use our free remote career coach.
- Do I have to perform other work than what has been agreed in my job profile?
Your employer may use you for other work. Think of webcare or logistics jobs. Your employer may also ask you to work at a different location. The same applies to other occurring activities within reason. For example, cleaning up the store.
- Do I have to continue working if NOW has been applied for?
Yes, if your employer asks you to work, you just have to come and work. The NOW is therefore different from a reduction in working hours. Your employer will be compensated for loss of turnover, as a result of which you are not (partially) eligible for unemployment benefit. Therefore, follow the instructions of your employer or manager if you are asked to come and work. See also the question about working safely.
- What about my unemployment benefit if I join NOW?
Has your employer registered for the NOW? Then your unemployment benefits will not be reduced. That is to say: if you are still dismissed after the period that you are in NOW and are eligible for unemployment benefit, you are entitled to unemployment benefits with a maximum duration of 24 months, this depends on your employment history.
- What is short-time working?
The standard short-time working (WTV) has been discontinued due to the corona virus. A new arrangement has been replaced: the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Employment (NOW). This scheme provides for compensation of up to 90 percent of the wage costs.
The employer does continue to pay 100 percent of the wages. During the period of this scheme, no dismissal may be applied for on economic grounds either.
- Can I stay at home?
No, you can't just stop working and stay at home. The government requests to work from home where possible, but this is not easy for everyone. If you do not think your workplace is safe enough, it is wise to discuss this immediately with your manager.
Only if nothing helps and you can no longer work safely / healthily, you can indicate that you no longer want to come to your work location. Discuss with your supervisor whether it is possible to work from home or look for another solution together. If the workplace is safe and you do not show up, this can be seen as a refusal to work.
- Is it still safe to operate during the corona outbreak?
Your employer is responsible for a safe workplace and must ensure that everyone in the office can follow these guidelines. As long as your employer and colleagues follow the guidelines of the RIVM, it is therefore safe to work. For your own safety, but also for the safety of your colleagues and customers, it is important that you adhere to these guidelines.