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  1. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    COVID-19: The much-awaited new rules of Hungarian short-time working and the State subsidy scheme
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/covid-19-the-much-awaited-new-rules-of-hungarian-short-time-working-and-the-state-subsidy-scheme

    Following the introduction of state subsidies in Western Europe, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the Hungarian Government has also adopted a legal framework for reduced working time and the related State subsidy ...

  2. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Update: Further Clarification to Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme on 20 April 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/further-clarification-to-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme-on-20-april-2020

    The Legislative Council Finance Committee approved funding on 18 April 2020 to launch the HK$81 billion Employment Support Scheme (ESS) as soon as possible.

  3. Legal news
    19 May 2020
    Hong Kong Update: Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme: Further implementation details on 18 May 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/hong-kong-update-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme

    On 18 May 2020, the Government introduced the detailed implementation plan for the Employment Support Scheme (ESS), the application of which will start at 7:00 am on Monday, 25 May 2020 via the ESS Online Portal.

  4. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Hong Kong: Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/protection-under-the-employees-compensation-ordinance-for-employees-contracting-covid-19

    According to a report dated 1 May 2020 issued by the Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre, as of 30 April 2020, there were 74 confirmed cases in which individuals had contracted COVID-19 potentially as a result of their ...

  5. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Hong Kong Update: Employment Support Scheme - improvement measures and further clarifications on 12 May 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/update-hong-kong-employment-support-scheme-improvement-measures-and-further-clarifications

    On 12 May 2020, the Government unveiled details concerning the latest arrangements for the Employment Support Scheme (ESS). Employers and self-employed persons will be able to apply online starting from 25 May 2020.

  6. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Tax treatment of terminal payments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/tax-treatment-of-terminal-payments

    In November, the Court of Final Appeal dismissed the Commissioner's appeal and reaffirmed the long-standing position that payments made in return for services of employment are taxable.

  7. Legal news
    15 January 2020
    Pregnancy discrimination, Summary dismissals and Testifying via video conference
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/pregnancy-discrimination-summary-dismissals-and-testifying-via-video-conference

    In September, the District Court handed down a decision which involved a pregnant domestic helper being summarily dismissed by her employer.

  8. Legal news
    16 March 2020
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Denmark
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-denmark

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked fears of a worldwide pandemic. Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the Ministry ...

  9. Legal news
    23 January 2020
    The Supreme Court: Less favorable terms for employees in temporary positions were not a violation of the Danish act on temporary employment work
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/the-supreme-court-less-favorable-terms-for-employees-in-temporary-positions

    Employees employed in temporary positions were not entitled to compensation pursuant to the Danish act on temporary employment work, since these employees did not perform the same work assignments as permanent ...