The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Employment Compensation Commission (ECC) recently issued two separate guidelines (collectively, the “Issuances”) in connection with COVID-19. The Issuances provide guidance to covered employers and employees regarding the promotion of COVID-19 vaccination in the private sector as well as the classification of COVID-19 as an occupational and work-related disease.
Mental well-being is the foundation of a healthy life, which can be manifested in a number of ways, including the ability to cope with stress, productivity at work and participation in society in general. The importance of mental health cannot be undermined if an individual or organization is to thrive. Mental health well-being in the workplace has increasingly become a consideration for employers when it comes to ensuring long-term engagement and productivity among their workforce.
As Thailand is currently facing a substantial surge in COVID-19 infections, further relief measures have been approved by the Cabinet on 5 May 2021 to assist employees and employers affected by the recent COVID-19 outbreak
Further COVID-19 relief measures were announced this week by the government to provide financial support to employers and employees affected by the continued rise in COVID-19 infections, in addition to those that had already been put in place.
Supreme Decree No. 006-2021-TR, which approves the collective bargaining Regulation and minimum working conditions of the Agrarian Labor Regime Law, was published on 30 March 2021. This standard sets out provisions related to the promotion of collective bargaining in the agricultural sector and the minimum working conditions that companies must implement.
As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available across Canada, employers have questions about how this changes the return to the workplace. In this Quick Chat video, our Labour and Employment lawyers discuss the vaccine policies and procedures being adopted by companies operating in Canada, as well as the legal and practical considerations to address.
In February through March 2021, we held our fifth FutureWorks conversation series, bringing together inspiring employment leaders from around the globe to analyze how organizations can embrace the large-scale trends changing the nature of work itself amid disruptive global events.
Travel restrictions implemented due to the pandemic have changed the way the majority of employers plan their workforce mobility programs. This is especially the case if they are based in countries included on travel red lists due to current high infection rates or different virus variants. While some sectors require employees to be physically present, in many others, remote working has taken off and is expected to remain a permanent feature of the modern workforce, even once cross-border travel has recovered.
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. Keeping abreast of the evolving nature of these orders and plans as the spread of the virus continues to evolve is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.
Due to a spike of locally confirmed cases over the past week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) had elevated the epidemic warning for Taipei City and New Taipei City from Level 2 to Level 3 effective from 15 to 28 May. Below are the key points that employers need to know.