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Australia
Madgwicks
As a result of the shut downs, we are often being asked whether an employer can require an employee to work from home.
PCC Employment Lawyers
Employers and employees should be aware of their rights and obligations in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic.
Hazelbrook Legal
The article provides an overview of options for using relevant leave entitlements and implications for casual employees.
HHG Legal Group
Employers are required to provide and maintain a working environment where their employees are not exposed to hazards.
MDC Legal
This article assists to evaluate whether your business is doing enough to meet its workplace obligations to employees.
Belgium
Ius Laboris
How will the wide-ranging containment measures announced in Belgium on 12 March affect employers and how can they mitigate their impact? This article provides guidance.
Canada
Fasken
The past few days have seen multiple announcements from governments across Canada. To help make things easier for employers, below are the key government announcements made on March 21 and 22, 2020 that touch on workplace issues.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Most of the world was vaguely aware of a new virus called COVID-19 when 2020 began but none of us could have imagined the seismic shift we have all experienced during the last several weeks.
Gowling WLG
On March 18, 2020, B.C.'s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crowe MacKay LLP
The Government of Saskatchewan introduced their economic aid measures for residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their COVID-19 Provincial Response for individuals and businesses can be found here.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
On March 19, 2020, the Ontario Government passed legislation in an emergency sitting that will protect the jobs of employees who are required to self-isolate or quarantine.
MLT Aikins LLP
After first announcing the leave on March 13, the government passed the Employment Standards (COVID-19 Leave) Regulation (the "Regulation") by an Order in Council filed on March 17, 2020.
EKB | Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government of Canada has announced several measures and programs to assist employers and employees during this unforeseen economic downturn.
Watson Goepel LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe and claimed its spot at the forefront of public consciousness. Amidst the avalanche of concerns sparked by the virus and ensuing public health emergency...
Germany
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
According to the "Act on the temporary crisis-related improvement of the regulations for short-time work compensation", a company can order short-time work due to the worldwide cases of illness caused by the coronavirus
Ireland
Ronan Daly Jermyn
On Monday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen put forward a temporary restriction of non-essential travel from third countries into the EU+ area.
Netherlands
Littler Mendelson
We're now in the second week of enforced home quarantine in the Netherlands.
New Zealand
Wynn Williams Lawyers
All non-essential businesses must close - where employees can work from home, they should do so and be paid accordingly.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article sets out issues created by the pandemic that employers should be aware of, that may impact their employees.
CottGroup
Due to the Covid-19 virus, necessary precautions have been taken by the organizations; within the scope of these precautions, the possibility of unauthorized access to personal data has emerged.
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