Spanish Government Approves Extension of Furlough Scheme for Force Majeure to 31 May 2021

    View Author January 2021

    The Spanish government has approved the Royal Decree-law 2/2021, thereby extending the duration of ERTEs due to force majeure, prevention ERTEs and limitation ERTEs until 31 May 2021. Neither the submission of a further administrative authorisation nor a collective application of employment benefits is required as part of this process. Instead, a communication sent to the labour authority and to the workers’ representatives about the extension will suffice to benefit from this scheme.

    Through this extension, employees will continue to receive 70% of their base salary.

    In addition, until January 2022, the time an employee has been on this furlough scheme will not affect the calculation of future government benefits.