Employment COVID-19 Briefings

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment law updates and guidance

Our extensive list of global Coronavirus (COVID-19) employment law updates look at employers' legal obligations and offer guidance in protecting your business and people.

1. Employer FAQs by country/region

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Russia >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Slovakia >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the United Arab Emirates >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Australia >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the Hungary >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the Czech Republic >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Singapore >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Belgium >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Finland >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Denmark >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Poland >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the Netherlands >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Spain >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in France >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Sweden >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in the UK > 

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Hong Kong >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in China >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Germany >

COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Italy >

2. Global regular bulletins on COVID-19  

Global regular bulletin - 12 April >

Global regular bulletin - 9 March >

Global regular bulletin - 3 March >

Global regular bulletin - 23 February >

Global regular bulletin - 10 February > 

3. Global general guidance & documents

UK: Life after Lockdown 3 (continued): further considerations for a return to the office >

UK: Life after Lockdown 3: the impact of the vaccine and rapid testing on returning to the workplace >

Sweden: Can employers force employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine? >

Sweden: Better late than never? >

Cross-border: The COVID Vaccine and Thoughts for Global Employers >

UK: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

Singapore: What happens in a retrenchment? >

Cross-border: COVID-19 related home work does not affect the applicable social security system in the EU >

Hong Kong: Wrong Place at the Wrong Time – Managing Mobility Issues During COVID-19 >

Australia: COVID-19 & Mental Health Webinar >

Cross-border: Webinar - Wrong Place at the Wrong time - Getting Your Mobile Workforce into the Right Place >

Germany: Dynamic requirements for occupational safety and hygiene measures for employers >

Cross-border: COVID-19 & HR Data: Building a new normal >

COVID-19 Government Wage Subsidy Schemes Across Europe and APAC >

Flying against the headwinds -Preventative measures in the workplace >

Flying against the headwinds -Changes in working arrangements >

Flying against the headwinds -New joiners' on-boarding during a crisis >

Flying against the headwinds -Remote working considerations >

Flying against the headwinds - Some commonly asked questions during a time of crisis >

Flying against the headwinds -Tracking employees' whereabouts and monitoring their health >

COVID-19 & Employment: A pan-European view >

Bird & Bird - Employment Q&A Live Forum On COVID - 19 >

COVID-19 HR Global Support team >

OXYGY: From perils to pearls: personal and organizational resilience >

OXYGY: Agility: Leaders as Architects and Role Models >

OXYGY: Leadership in a COVID-19 world > 

OXYGY: What are the capabilities to thrive in these unprecedented times? >

OXYGY: Five tips for leading in turbulent times > 

OXYGY: Leading remote teams effectively >

4. Other country guidance

Denmark: COVID-19: New Act On PCR Testing Of Labour Force Arriving From Abroad Passed And With Immediate Effect >

BELGIUM - New rules on COVID-19 teleworking >

GERMANY: Working from home – The legal framework for the new normal >

SPAIN: Remote working - main measures >

GERMANY: Comprehensive changes in labour law due to the COVID-19 crisis >

SLOVAKIA: COVID-19 & Back to work and back to the office >

AUSTRALIA: COVID-19 – returning to work and the 'new normal' >

HONG KONG: Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme: Further implementation details on 18 May 2020 >

CHINA: Guidelines for Employers and Employees on the Collection and Use of Personal Data in light of COVID-19 >

HONG KONG: Protection under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting COVID-19 >

HONG KONG - Employment Support Scheme - improvement measures and further clarifications on 12 May 2020 >

POLAND - COVID-19 – lay off employees, or apply for state aid? >

AUSTRALIA - extended deadlines for submitting modern slavery statements during COVID-19 >

CHINA – Frontline Employment Law Update March 2020 >

CZECH REPUBLIC - Czech LEX COVID-19 overview >

DENMARK - COVID-19: Bill on new salary compensation scheme to employers has now finally been passed >

DENMARK – COVID-19: Raise of maximum compensation amount under the salary compensation scheme >

GERMANY – Employment situation concerning SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19 >

GERMANY- Long form FAQs >

GERMANY – Managing HR-costs during the crisis – Short-time work >

HONG KONG -  Update: Further Clarification to Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme on 20 April 2020 >

HONG KONG - Government to provide wage subsidies to employers in return for employers undertaking NOT to implement redundancy >

HUNGARY - COVID-19: The much-awaited new rules of Hungarian short-time working and the State subsidy scheme >

POLAND – Application for deferment of ZUS payment in relation to COVID-19 situation >

POLAND – Legal alert: COVID-19 >

SINGAPORE: Updates on rentrenchment benefits during COVID-19 >

SINGAPORE - COVID-19: Understanding the Job Support Scheme in Singapore >

SINGAPORE - COVID-19: Extension of the Circuit Breaker in Singapore and what it means for Employers >

SINGAPORE - COVID-19: Suspension of Majority of Workplace Activities until 4 May 2020 in Singapore– Implementing your Business's Work-from-Home Policy >

SINGAPORE – COVID-19: Employment Update: Prevention of Loss of Jobs - Government Wage Grants for Employers and other Relief >

SINGAPORE - COVID-19 Employment Update: Heightened Workplace Safety Requirements >

SINGAPORE – Managing HR Costs in a Global Pandemic: New Mandatory Reporting to the Ministry of Manpower on Costs-Saving Measures >

SLOVAKIA - How will COVID-19 affect the general labour laws in Slovakia? >

SLOVAKIA - Working from home – tips and updates >

SWEDEN- COVID-19 & Immigration >

UK - government publishes guidance on flexible furlough arrangements from 1 July 2020 >

UK - Collective Consultation & COVID-19 >

UK - Life after lockdown: employment law considerations for your exit strategy and beyond >

UK - Tips and pitfalls for staff monitoring in the context of COVID-19 >

UK – COVID-19 and Employee Wellness >

UK – COVID-19 and Immigration Law > 

UK – How employers can prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19) >

UK -The Coronavirus Bill 2020 >

UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - An Overview >