Israel’s coronavirus unpaid-leave plan may keep people jobless, experts warn


“In Israel, the systems don’t talk to each other and employers report salaries but not employment levels, hours worked,” said Benjamin Bental, emeritus professor of economics at University of Haifa and chairman of the economics program at the Taub Center, and one of the authors of the Taub, Aaron Institute report. “So, the authorities don’t know if the salary was paid for full-time or part-time work.”

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