Workers who cannot telework during quarantine to get temporary unemployment
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Workers returning to Belgium who cannot telework during their quarantine will be able to benefit from temporary unemployment, Federal Employment Minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne announced.
“We believe that there is no alternative to making them benefit from temporary unemployment. This is a priori the only possibility,” Dermagne’s spokesman Nicolas Gillard told Belga News Agency on Thursday.
The decision is in line with a request from the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) following the decision by Belgium’s Consultative Committee to tighten rules for travellers returning to Belgium from abroad.