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  1. Legal news
    14 January 2021
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the Netherlands
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-the-netherlands

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been confirmed as a worldwide pandemic and the World Health Organization has declared that this is a public health emergency of international concern. Understandably, ...

  2. Legal news
    22 January 2021
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-italy

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in a worldwide pandemic. In Italy, where the outbreak of COVID-19 has been extremely severe, the Government has implemented a number of emergency measures, ...

  3. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    The Coronavirus Bill 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-coronavirus-bill-2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to send shockwaves across the globe, it is hard to escape the impact of the virus on individuals and businesses here in the UK. On 19 March 2020, with the stated purpose of enabling a ...

  4. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    Cross-border: COVID-19 related home work does not affect the applicable social security system in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-related-home-work-does-not-affect-the-applicable-social-security-system-in-the-eu

    Under prevailing EU regulations, the mandatory national social security system (‘SSS’) applicable to a worker active in the EU in cross-border situations is generally based on the (habitual) place of work. Due to ...

  5. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    EU guidelines on the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-guidelines-on-the-exercise-of-the-free-movement-of-workers-during-covid-19-crisis

    The European Commission just published guidelines on the restrictions of the free movement principles in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis. Based on overriding public security and public health grounds, many ...

  6. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    Employment situation in Germany concerning SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/employment-situation-in-germany-concerning-sars-cov-2--covid-19

    So far, there have only been a few cases of SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19 (“Corona”) in Germany and no specific measures have been taken or guidelines published by the government or national health authorities. In some areas, ...

  7. Legal news
    17 December 2020
    The Ethical Workplace & The Law In Practice – The views from the Frontline
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-ethical-workplace-the-law-in-practice-the-views-from-the-frontline

    As part of our Ethical Workplace & Law in Practice series, on the 15 December we were delighted to welcome some highly influential business leaders on our panel to share their thoughts on the extraordinary year that was ...

  8. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Germany: Hotel industry in the Coronavirus crisis – German labour law options for overcoming the second lockdown
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/the-german-hotel-industry-in-the-coronavirus-crisis

    Probably no other industry has been hit as hard as the hotel sector by the Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions on public and economic life. The entire industry has been tested with overnight stays ...

  9. Legal news
    07 April 2021
    Life after Lockdown 3: the impact of the vaccine and rapid testing on returning to the workplace
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/life-after-lockdown-3-the-impact-of-the-vaccine-and-rapid-testing-on-returning-to-the-workplace

    Spring is in the air and with it the welcome easing of lockdown restrictions and continued rollout of the vaccination programme. As of 1 April 2021, more than 31 million people in the UK had received their first dose ...

  10. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Managing HR-costs in Germany during the crisis – Short-time work
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/managing-hr-costs-in-germany-during-the-crisis-short-time-work

    In Germany, short-time work is a common labour market instrument during a crisis in order to reduce liquidity shortages and preserve jobs. Short-time work compensation is granted by the government regardless of the ...