The Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (NOW) provides compensation for wage costs for companies with a loss of turnover of at least 20%. The compensation is based on the wage sum.

Recent case law has concluded that the 30% allowance is not part of the wage for NOW because this compensation is not part of the wage for social security purposes. The 30% allowance, although a component of the wage costs, therefore does not count for the NOW compensation.