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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Denmark
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/covid-19-guidance-for-employers-in-denmark

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a worldwide pandemic and the first case of COVID-19 in Denmark was detected on 27 February 2020. Immediately thereafter, the pressure of infection increased and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    23 November 2020
    Germany: Working from home – The legal framework for the new normal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/work-from-home-in-germany-the-legal-framework-for-the-new-normal

    Before the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, off-site forms of working such as telework, alternating telework and working from home (WFH) – were the exception rather than the rule for German employees.

  9. Legal news
    10 June 2020
    Germany: Comprehensive changes in labour law due to the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/comprehensive-changes-in-labour-law-due-to-the-covid19-crisis

    A number of changes in the field of labour law have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: video conferencing is finding its way in German labour courts, parental benefits have been adjusted, short-time ...

  10. Legal news
    10 June 2020
    Germany: Dynamic requirements for occupational safety and hygiene measures for employers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/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 ...