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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    02 May 2018
    Vaccination requirements to the health care sector in Finland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/finland/vaccination-requirements-to-the-health-care-sector-in-finland

    A new Infectious Diseases Act (the "Act") came into force on 1 March 2017 in Finland. As a new obligation, Section 48 of the Act stipulates that specific employees and interns in the health care sector must have ...

  3. Legal news
    14 January 2021
    Sweden: Can employers force employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/sweden/can-employers-force-employees-to-take-the-covid-19-vaccine

    In Sweden, employers should already now consider that some of their employees will be unwilling to vaccinate, and plan accordingly.

  4. Legal news
    10 May 2021
    Can employers require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/can-employers-require-employees-to-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19

    Australia has, in March 2021, commenced the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, at present, unless there are any public health orders requiring employees to be vaccinated, there is no overall law that allows ...

  5. Legal news
    02 June 2021
    More Vaccines and Testing – Things to Note for Singapore Employers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/more-vaccines-and-testing-things-to-note-for-singapore-employers

    Singapore will be embarking on an accelerated vaccination programme with effect from 1 June 2021. With these measures, employers can expect most of its workforce to receive the first dose of vaccination by August 2021 ...

  6. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-cure-for-covid-19-dont-make-the-claim-unless-it-is-true

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  7. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19 Spain: "State of alarm" and temporary reduction of workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/covid-19-spain-state-of-alarm-and-temporary-reduction-of-workforce

    On 14 March 2020, the Spanish Government formally declared the "state of alarm", which implies amongst other measures the limitation of citizens' circulation rights and general closure of retail commerce.

  8. Legal news
    12 February 2021
    COVID-19: New Act On PCR Testing Of Labour Force Arriving From Abroad Passed And With Immediate Effect
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/employment---krav-om-testning

    As a consequence of the covid-19 situation and in light of emerging new virus mutations which may entail increased dissemination, the government has decided to make it a requirement for employers engaging labour force ...

  9. Legal news
    04 November 2020
    Have you updated your company’s policy on sexual harassment?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/me-too

    In the wake of the current (and second) #metoo wave which has also hit Danish companies, this is a good opportunity for companies to update their company and/or employee handbook on sexual harassment to ensure that ...