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  1. Legal news
    18 March 2020
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-singapore

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

  2. Legal news
    24 April 2020
    COVID-19: Extension of the Circuit Breaker in Singapore and what it means for Employers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-extension-of-the-circuit-breaker-in-singapore-and-what-it-means-for-employers

    On 21 April 2020, the Multi-Ministry taskforce announced that fewer businesses will be allowed to operate during the Circuit Breaker which has been extended to 1 June 2020 (inclusive). Apart from the suspension of ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    Frontline China Employment Law Update March 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/frontline-china-employment-law-update-march-2020

    To prevent and control the management risks brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak, most employers in China are facing the challenges of collecting information about health status and recent travel schedules from ...

  9. Legal news
    19 February 2020
    COVID-19: Guidance for employers in China
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-brief-guide-in-responding-to-the-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid19-china

    An update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to employers and employee in China

  10. Legal news
    31 August 2020
    Singapore: What happens in a retrenchment?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/what-happens-in-a-retrenchment

    This article discusses some of the viewpoints set out in the FAQ published in the Straits Times on 23 August 2020 on the subject "What happens if you are retrenched?" The FAQ has generated much interest among Singapore ...