Tag results for 'Covid-19'

The IBA and Ukraine: a year of collaboration

As an organisation at the forefront of promoting and protecting the rule of law and international justice, the IBA has had a duty to support Ukraine and its legal profession, institutions, infrastructure and population as a whole since the start of the Russia–Ukraine war in February 2022.

Released on Feb 6, 2023

Covid-19: Insurance aggregation under the spotlight in business interruption cases

Three connected judgments handed down in mid-October relate to some of the biggest insurance claims for business interruption caused by Covid-19 to come to trial. The judgments, on preliminary issues, were delivered by Justice Butcher at the High Court of England and Wales, with the overlapping claims brought by policyholders Stonegate Pub Company, Greggs and Various Eateries. Stonegate claimed against insurers Amlin, Liberty Mutual and Zurich; Greggs against Zurich; and Various Eateries against Allianz.

Released on Jan 13, 2023

Recruitment, retention and commitment in an era of inflation and uncertainty

This article analyses the current context of post-pandemic economic adversity and social uncertainty and how companies are managing to handle this situation. It focuses on labour market practices in recruiting and retaining personnel while remaining competitive.

Released on Oct 7, 2022

The post-pandemic workplace in Luxembourg

The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly reshaped Luxembourg’s labour market. The workplace has changed with the establishment of remote working, thanks to computer and communication technologies. The legal framework has had to adapt quickly to regulate this practice and respond to changes in workers’ attitudes demanding flexibility and better work-life balance; as well as dealing with the ensuing problems of isolation, inability to disconnect, abuses and other unintended consequences. The pandemic has also encouraged a rapprochement with bordering countries, leading to the renegotiation of tax treaties that were once firmly established.

Released on Oct 7, 2022

Corporate Counsel Forum explores sanctions screening with new podcast

Europe’s current energy crisis is set to worsen as winter approaches, according to most analyses. Energy shortages combined with severe price hikes for gas and electricity threaten industrial slowdowns and factory shutdowns. Recession in Europe’s top economies –Germany, in particular – appears likely.

Released on Sep 16, 2022

Covid-19: China’s no tolerance policy in spotlight after unrest, economic woes

Released on Sep 16, 2022

The impact of Covid-19 on the global insurance industry

Released on Jul 15, 2022

North American Regional Forum – April 2022 – From the Chair

This is an introduction from the NARF’s Chair to the spring newsletter. It details upcoming programmes hosted by the NARF at the IBA 2022 Annual Conference.

Released on Apr 26, 2022

Work and vaccination against Covid-19 in Ukraine: new challenges for employers and employees

As the campaign for vaccination against Covid-19 in Ukraine goes on and new measures and restrictions are introduced by the government, more questions are raised regarding mandatory vaccination for employees.

Released on Dec 15, 2021

Validity of requiring vaccination and PCR testing from employees in Turkey

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, employers are required to take measures to meet their occupational health and safety obligations. The most important and debated health and safety measure is requiring vaccination and PCR testing from employees. Whether this measure may be mandatory within the workplace, and the sanctions that may apply if an employee fails to comply with this measure, have become a more pressing issue.

Released on Dec 15, 2021

Vaccines and testing in the UK workplace: new rules and expectations

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted many UK employers to introduce new rules on vaccination and testing in the workplace. This raises legal risks and privacy issues, and also illustrates how Covid-19 has changed the expectations between employer and employee in relation to health information and workplace safety.

Released on Dec 15, 2021

Privacy in the era of Covid-19

The spread of Covid-19 has raised multiple questions, primarily relating to employment, performance of the labour function and protection of personal data of employees. This article considers general Covid-19 requirements for employers and employees, in the context of Russian data privacy legislation.

Released on Dec 15, 2021

The Dutch perspective: remote working and digital nomads

This article outlines the options for ‘digital nomads’ seeking to work remotely from the Netherlands for an overseas employer.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Remote working in the United Kingdom

This article considers whether the United Kingdom will adapt its immigration laws to accommodate the trend towards international remote working and the extent to which current immigration rules permit such activities.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Remote working in Australia

Although Covid-19 restrictions are beginning to ease around the world, many people continue to work remotely, aided by ever-improving technology. This article considers how Australian immigration law reflects the ongoing demand for remote work and makes recommendations for the design of remote work immigration law.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Working for a foreign entity while residing in India

2022 is likely to see the continued use of working from home (WFH) arrangements, partly due to the continued challenges the Covid-19 pandemic poses and partly due to the perceived success of the WFH model over the past 18 months. Employers are likely to receive requests from employees to allow them to work remotely from overseas jurisdictions. Whatever the reason for remote WFH requests, overseas employers with employees residing in India must carefully consider the legal, financial, tax and practical implications.

Released on Dec 13, 2021

Access to Vaccines is a Right, a Human Right!

The article considers accessibility to vaccines and health in general as a human right and in so doing looks at the rights enshrined in various treaties and declarations and Mexico’s Constitution in seeking to address a global rollout of vaccines.

Released on Aug 13, 2021

Intellectual Property and Access to Vaccines During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The article provides insight into patents, why and where they are filed, how they are acquired and whether they can hinder access to vaccines.

Released on Aug 12, 2021