Tag results for 'wellbeing'

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

Social isolation and mental health: the employer’s role in the post-pandemic workplace

Post-pandemic workplaces have seen a rise in agile working. While this has positively affected some employees’ flexibility to manage their work-life balance, it has led to increased social isolation and adverse mental health consequences for others. This article considers the range of legal duties and obligations on UK employers to protect the mental health and wellbeing of their employees, including those working remotely. It outlines practical steps on how to mitigate the effects of social isolation by supporting employees to thrive at work, as well as how to negate the legal risks of falling short of legislation in this area.

Released on Oct 7, 2022

IBA Wellbeing Survey: the need for a more effective response from the legal profession

In 2019, the IBA established a taskforce with a view to implementing an internationally coordinated response to all too frequent reports of substance abuse, severe depression and suicide within the profession. This article explores recent findings from the taskforce’s wellbeing survey.

Released on May 28, 2021