As organizations around the world adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in many jurisdictions have started preparing for the “beyond” phase. Unlike every before, key reputational, strategic and human resources questions must be answered about whether the organization can ask all, some or certain employees to resume working from the office or official business premises, … More What regulations govern returning to the office as we enter the ‘beyond’ phase
It is important for businesses to make sure that the implementation of their transaction strategy is not negatively impacted by state aid. As the world is grappling with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many assume that the outlook for business is distinctly negative. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of C-suite respondents expect the impact from COVID-19 … More Why EU state aid is an important element of transaction strategy
New “normals” have clear implications on future privacy and data protection policies. A global health pandemic has no respect for borders, and organizations across the world are being confronted with a series of challenges in terms of working practices. Remote working – working from home – has rapidly become part of “the new norm” but … More How does a return to work challenge societal behaviors?
Successfully returning to the physical workplace is the priority. But recovery from the COVID-19 crisis is also an opportunity to reframe your organization’s future. In Germany, car dealerships are reopening their showrooms; in Bangladesh’s garment factories, the sewing machines are restarting; and across much of the US, companies from chipmakers to jet manufacturers are cautiously … More Can reopening your workplace help you reimagine your future?
The Covid-19 Pandemic is forcing organizations around the world to adapt their company and its culture to new ways of working. This includes, of course, first and foremost, health & safety concerns for the workforce, customers, and partners, as well as using and enabling technology to allow people to work efficiently together from different physical … More Global Labor and Employment Law Strategic Topics. Covid-19: Workplace Challenges Now and Beyond
Due to Covid-19, legal departments are assessing how force majeure and hardship clauses apply to commercial relationships around the world. Legal teams are contemplating the option of applying the principles of force majeure to assess suspension or termination of their organization’s contracts. Key considerations for legal positions on force majeure across the world and how … More COVID-19: Four key considerations for legal positions on force majeure
During an event like the COVID-19 pandemic, employers must determine their responsibilities, along with those of employees and subcontractors. When a health crisis hits, such as the COVID-19 global pandemic, employers must reassess their obligations to employee health and other stakeholders under the regulatory regimes in which their organization operates. Determining responsibilities is always a … More Employee health: six key questions for your legal team
The regularly updated EY global labor and employment law tracker helps you monitor rapidly emerging regulations and stimulus efforts. In this fast-moving environment, corporate legal functions are encountering questions that urgently need to be answered. Companies around the globe are now facing unprecedented challenges, not only financially but also in terms of human resources. The … More COVID-19: What employers need to do and how governments are helping
Global companies have to be predictive and proactive in their decision-making to preserve business continuity and build enterprise resilience. As companies navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are a number of key issues corporate leaders should be thinking about, as well as steps they can take to not only react to severe business shocks now … More COVID-19: Five ways to maintain continuity and reshape for resilience
It is in difficult times like this, that we can fully appreciate the need for close collaboration between employer and employees to appropriately address the multiple challenges related to a pandemic. As the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to accelerate in Europe and throughout the world, it is essential for employers to plan … More Global Labor and Employment Law Strategic Topics – 2020 Edition, Issue 1