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Employment & Immigration

05 August 2020
Patricia Barboza New rules on reduction of working hours and salaries and suspension of employment agreements

Brazil - CGM Advogados

This article summarises the practical impact of Law 14,020/2020 and Decree 10,422/2020 on Provisional Measure 936 and employers. The new rules concern the reduction of working hours and salaries and the suspension of employment agreements, including with regard to pregnant, retired or disabled employees.

Authors: Patricia Barboza, Poliana César, Maíra Magalhães
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Matteo Schiavone ECJ on paid leave in case of unlawful dismissal and reinstatement: Italian viewpoint

Italy - Stanchi Studio Legale

The European Court of Justice has ruled on a dismissed employee's right to indemnity for untaken holiday accrued during the period between their dismissal and the date of their court-ordered reinstatement. With respect to the Italian context, the prevailing case law confirmed by the Supreme Court excluded the dismissed employee's right to accrue holiday after his dismissal until the enforcement of the judicial order of reinstatement.

Authors: Matteo Schiavone, Francesco Pedroni
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César Navarro Employment-related measures to fight effects of COVID-19: regulatory update following lifting of state of emergency

Spain - CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In order to illustrate the current status of the COVID-19 extraordinary measures following the lifting of the state of emergency on 21 June 2020, this article summarises the key employment-related measures adopted since the state of emergency was declared and the updated regulation of each measure following the numerous amendments introduced subsequent to Royal Decree-Law 8/2020.

Authors: César Navarro, Elena Esparza, María José Ramos, Alejandro Gil
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James Davies Travelling from Spain – new self-isolation rules and employment

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

A requirement to self-isolate for 14 days in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 has been re-imposed on all people returning to the United Kingdom from Spain. Happening in the middle of peak summer holiday season, how does this affect employees who are already travelling or due to travel in the next few weeks?

Authors: James Davies, Helen Coombes
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Andrew Osborne Home Office publishes COVID-19 minimum income policy for family visa route applicants

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

The Home Office recently updated its policy guidance to confirm a surprisingly limited concession to the usual minimum income requirements that most applicants for partner and child visas must meet. The guidance is intended to ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged as a result of circumstances beyond their control because of COVID-19. However, it is concerning for multiple reasons.

Authors: Andrew Osborne, Kathryn Denyer
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Brian S Cousin COVID-19 reopening plans

USA - McDermott Will & Emery

States have imposed their own obligations on employers as part of their reopening plans. Employer requirements and best practices depend on the employer's locations of operation and type of business but, at a high level, there are general trends with respect to state-imposed employer obligations, including maintaining safe working conditions and monitoring employee health, undertaking sanitisation efforts, requiring the use of personal protective equipment and promoting telework.

Authors: Brian S Cousin, Richard I Scharlat, Christina S Dumitrescu, Manuel Rajunov
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Recent updates

Alexandra Bognár Travel restrictions are back

Hungary - Schoenherr

Author: Alexandra Bognár
Esther Soetens EU Posted Workers Directive: impact on employers posting workers to Belgium

Belgium - ALTIUS

Authors: Esther Soetens, Emma Van Caenegem
Moran Friedman Engagement of consultants: when is a consultant an employee?

Israel - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Author: Moran Friedman
Andrew Osborne New Health and Care visa to launch on 4 August 2020

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Authors: Andrew Osborne, Tara Sayer
Luke Tapp Planning for return to work and new normal

United Arab Emirates - Pinsent Masons

Authors: Luke Tapp, Ruth Stephen, Michael Chattle
Andrzej W Kawecki COVID-19 legislation's impact on employee programmes

Poland - Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

Authors: Andrzej W Kawecki, Jan Pierzgalski
Adekunle Obebe Legality of retaining travellers' passports on arrival in Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nigeria - Bloomfield Law

Authors: Adekunle Obebe, Olamide Soetan, Destiny Chukwuemeka
Jakob Widner Supreme Court rules on formal requirements for dismissal challenge

Austria - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Author: Jakob Widner

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