This guide aims at giving employers up to date guidelines on implementation and procedural aspects of short-time work for the challenges during the ongoing pandemic in 2021.

After the implementation of new regulations at record speed during the initial weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in Germany, more and ever changing provisions keep coming into force in high frequency. This evolving set of regulations especially concerns employers. They not only have to cope with the economic challenges emerging from the coronavirus pandemic and secure their business by e.g. cutting personnel costs but also need to deal with protecting their employees from infection.