COVID-19

Montenegrin Government Adopts Measures to Support the Economy amidst the Coronavirus Epidemic

The Government of Montenegro adopted two sets of measures in order to mitigate the adverse effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on the economy, as well as on the most vulnerable categories of citizens.

Amendments to Turkish Labour Law through Omnibus Law

Law No. 7244 on Reducing the Effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Economic and Social Life and the Amendment of Certain Laws brings a number of amendments, some of which have significant importance from an employment law perspective.

How to Respond to COVID-19: Guidance to Employers

Considering the uncertainty that associates COVID-19, employers may want to consider all the options that might allow them cutting the employees’ related costs and retaining the quality and experienced staff.

HDPA’s Guidelines on Secure Teleworking: Safe Work from Home

In response to the drastic influx of employees working remotely and while hackers have already begun to launch coronavirus-themed cyberattacks, the Greek Data Protection Authority (HDPA) has issued guidance on best practices for teleworking securely.

Omnibus Bill: Amendments to Turkish Commercial Code and Labour Law

In its efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to implement required precautions, the Turkish government has prepared the Draft Law on Amendments to Certain Laws (the "Omnibus Bill")

Proposal for Act on intervention measures for suppresion of COVID-19 epidemic and mitigation of its consequences for citizens and the economy

On 28 March 2020 the Slovenian government adopted a proposal of the Act on Intervention Measures for Suppression of COVID-19 Epidemic and Mitigation of its Consequences for Citizens and the Economy. Among others, the Intervention Law foresees various measures for the economy.

New Clarifications on the Various Employment Support Measures Issued by the Greek Government due to the COVID-19 Crisis

A new ministerial decision was published on 29 March 2020 with no. 12998/232/23.03.2020, which specifies in more detail the various governmental measures for the support of employees and companies who have suspended their operations due to the Covid-19 situation or who have been significantly affected by same in accordance with their Code of Business Activity.

Croatia: COVID-19 Labour Law Legal Alert

The Civil Protection Headquarters of Croatia, in the period from 19 March to 21 March 2020, adopted a series of decisions that significantly affect the operations of businesses during the pandemic COVID-19, including the employment relations between employers and employees

To-The-Rescue: Mega COVID-19 Law Proposal

On 24 March 2020 the Slovenian Government presented the main features of the so-called Mega COVID-19 Law that addresses instant help to the economy and the general population.

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Coronavirus: Stay Healthy and be GDPR Compliant

When planning to collect employees’ personal data as part of the efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the organisation, the employers should consider also the data protection implications thereon. Such implications arise in particular when the envisaged processing entails the collection and use of special categories of data, such as health data (e.g., data resulting from screening or testing of employees’ health condition, information that an employee is or may be infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19).