Emergency Decree 886/2021, published on 24 December 2021, does not extend the prohibition to terminate employment without cause and for lack or reduction of work or force majeure, or to suspend employees for lack or reduction of work or force majeure. The Decree also sets forth a progressive schedule that reduces the additional severance until its finalization in June 2022.
On 25 November 2021, the European Commission adopted Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2071 subjecting vaccines against COVID-19 and active substances used for the manufacture of same to export surveillance for a period of 24 months starting from 1 January. This Regulation will replace the existing regulatory framework requiring vaccine exports to be subject to an authorization by Member States.
Supreme Decree No. 179-2021-PCM stipulates as follows: “14.7. From 10 December 2021, any person who performs on-site work must provide proof of their complete vaccination against COVID-19, vaccines administered both in Peru and abroad being valid.
Through Ministerial Resolution No. 1275-2021/MINSA, the technical document, “Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Workers Health” (“R.M. No. 972-2020-MINSA”) has been repealed, and the directive laying down new provisions for the surveillance, prevention and control of workers’ health is adopted.
In this publication, we aim to provide global employers with a snapshot of recent developments on mandatory employer COVID-19 vaccinations across 11 jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region.
And we thought 2020 was a doozy! In terms of continuing challenges, unprecedented questions and shifting legal landscapes, 2021 delivered. Between maintaining business continuity and keeping your workforce safe, we know there’s been little time to track the rapidly changing labour, employment, and human rights law landscape in Canada.
The UK Government announced on 15 December 2021 that the Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE will be Chair of the upcoming public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic. In the New Year, the panelists to sit alongside Baroness Hallett are due to be appointed.
The risks arising from unsustainable indebtedness to which both traditional and alternative financing sectors have exposure are higher in emerging economies, where the debt burden is much more elevated generally and whose borrowers are more susceptible to default if (as is expected), US dollar interest rates rise. Emerging economies with less policy intervention, monitoring and regulation are more vulnerable than advanced economies. This eighth installment focuses on the phenomena of rising global indebtedness and alternative financing.
On 16 November 2021 a new Coordination Agreement (CA) over Health Control, executed between the Federal Ministry of Health and the State of Baja California (“Baja”), was published on the Federation’s Official Gazette. This new CA has a particular impact over the medical devices industry operating in Baja, improving greatly the regulatory environment.
Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Key developments reflected in this week’s update to the Tracker include Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana and Rhode Island extending their state-wide orders on reopening.