With the easing of circuit-breaker measures in Singapore, employers gearing up for reopening must implement safe management measures to provide a safe working environment for employees. Here is a brief guide for employers in Singapore on things to take note when planning for these measures.
Please join us for part four of our webinar series on labor management relations in the time of a pandemic. This 60-minute presentation will cover returning to the workplace and what labor management challenges employers can expect when implementing changes to their workforce and managing business risks outside of the United States.
Investors pursing global investment opportunities across the sports industry should be aware of the key considerations likely to apply to the M&A process amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Dubai has announced the gradual reopening of business activities beginning 27 May 2020 within the emirate. The announcement that there will no longer be any restrictions on movement between 6 am and 11 pm was issued at a virtual meeting of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management held on 25 May 2020.
Massachusetts is beginning to reopen for business, with strict rules about how businesses may bring workers back to the workplace. On May 18, the commonwealth issued its phased reopening plan following the closure of all nonessential businesses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. This LawFlash discusses the government’s rules for the reopening process, including industry-specific guidance.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help prevent potential disruptions to the food supply chain, particularly fruit and vegetable processing plants, resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As local and national governments begin easing pandemic-related restrictions on in-person activities, businesses must weigh how best to proceed with reopening, including restarting or expanding operations, reintegrating remote-working or furloughed employees, implementing new state and local orders, and protecting the safety of employees and customers. Here are a few key considerations. For more information, please see our Retail Reopens Guide.
As businesses across America begin to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many will likely implement new social distancing and sanitization procedures.
New York State began on May 15 to implement the state’s phased, regional plan for reopening businesses following the statewide closure of all nonessential businesses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, a process known as “New York Forward.” Pursuant to New York Forward, certain industries in qualifying regions of New York can begin in-person operations, provided they affirm compliance with industry-specific health and safety guidance promulgated by the state and develop and post a compliant safety plan. This LawFlash discusses the nature and scope of the New York Forward reopening process, and key provisions from health and safety guidance issued to date.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order 142, which cues the early stages of reopening. New Jersey residents can now hold small in-person gatherings, as well as attend vehicular gatherings or events. Starting May 18, nonessential retail businesses can open, but only for curbside pickup and provided they require infection control practices inside the store. Nonessential construction projects can also resume on May 18.
Russia ended the mandatory non-work days introduced to curb the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, initially from 30 March through 3 April with further several extensions through 11 May. However, the end of non-work days does not mean "back to normal." The subjects of the Russian Federation (Russia’s constituencies) must continue to maintain the specific preventive measures depending on the epidemiological situation in a particular territory. In this alert, we address some recent changes introduced in connection with the end of non-work days, with a particular focus on Moscow.
In recognition of growing concerns regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and the profound social impact of lockdown measures, the government has this week unveiled its strategy for exiting the lockdown alongside detailed sector-specific guidance on how to work safely during the pandemic.
As jurisdictions contemplate lifting pandemic-related workplace restrictions, employers must proactively plan for an array of challenges related to reopening or expanding operations. Join us for a webinar covering key considerations and practical implementation steps for employers.
As the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) continuously evolves, the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are actively releasing new, and updating existing, policy statements and temporary guidance providing flexibility on certain regulatory requirements during the pendency of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While most companies in France (with the exception of cafés and restaurants, sports halls, theatres, museums, and companies whose activities allow teleworking) will be able to resume their activity from 11 May, employers must now take health and safety measures to ensure the protection of their employees and limit the risks of litigation and criminal proceedings.
Join Morgan Lewis firm experts on USDA, OSHA, and the DPA for a discussion on the implications of this new Executive Order.
Please join us for part two of our five part webinar series focusing on labor management relations in the time of a pandemic.
Employers should be aware that remote working arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may inadvertently trigger state payroll tax registration and filing requirements for their businesses, and possibly trigger corporate income/franchise tax “nexus” with another state, subjecting the business to that state’s tax regime.
Key issues that UK employers should begin considering now to minimize difficulties as they reopen or expand their operations include reintegrating staff, assessing internal policies in light of the pandemic, testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19), and more.
Please join us for a webinar in which we will cover key considerations and discuss practical implementation steps for employers to consider as jurisdictions contemplate lifting pandemic-related workplace restrictions.
The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the global sports industry and its affiliated sectors is substantial and unprecedented. Constructive stakeholder engagement at all levels is crucial to ensuring business continuity. Organizations should be cognizant that decisions made now will attract post-crisis scrutiny, and start planning for post-pandemic recovery and growth.
In this recorded webinar, we discuss the 10 most pressing employment law and human resources questions on managing employees during and after the COVID-19 lockdown.
As jurisdictions contemplate lifting pandemic-related workplace restrictions, employers must start considering how best to cope with a vast array of issues, including restarting or expanding operations, reintegrating remote-working or furloughed employees, implementing new state and local orders/requirements, and protecting the safety of employees and customers. Employers who proactively plan for these challenges will be best positioned to adapt to the “new normal.”