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  1. Legal news
    22 January 2021
    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, ...

  2. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    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 ...

  3. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    Cross-border: COVID-19 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    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 ...

  5. Legal news
    14 January 2021
    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, ...

  6. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    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

    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
    19 March 2020
    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 ...

  9. Legal news
    10 June 2020
    Germany: Dynamic requirements for occupational safety and hygiene measures for employers

    Over the past weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed burdens on the personal and business life of individuals across the country. For some companies, the outbreak meant that the majority of their employees had to work ...

  10. Legal news
    30 March 2021
    UK: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - An Overview

    On 20 March 2020, the UK government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“JRS”) to support employers who cannot maintain their current workforce because their operations have been severely affected by ...