RIGA - Provided that they meet certain criteria, employees in all sectors and branches of the economy will be eligible for downtime pay, according to regulations on Covid-19-affected businesses, drafted by the Economics Ministry and adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on Thursday.
It is not clear yet how many companies are planning to seek downtime pay for their employees idled by the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, the government decided to initially disburse the downtime pay to some 73,000 employees working in the directly affected...
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