Covid-19: new 1 April guidance for employers in England

On 1 April 2022 the UK Health Security Agency published new guidance for employers in England, replacing the previous “Working safely” guidance notes (no longer available).  As set out in the Government’s Living with Covid plan (see our blog post here), Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace sets out how … Read more

Employment Espresso Pods: Endometriosis Awareness Month

In this podcast Employment Partner, Tim Leaver and Associate, Sian Greenley discuss the impact of endometriosis on the workforce to mark endometriosis awareness month. Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects around 1 in 10 individuals assigned female at birth. This podcast raises awareness of the potential impact this condition can have on the workforce … Read more

Webinar series – Health & Safety across Asia

Following on from the popular investigations, series (click here if you missed it) we are pleased to announce a new health & safety series, which will focus on trends, duties, and liability and mitigation strategies across the region. There has been a steady increase in regulation in the safety space across Asia, and businesses are … Read more

Greater China: key employment issues for the year ahead

Two years of upheaval have brought about new ways of working and new challenges for employers. Our Greater China employment team reflects on important themes that have emerged and which will continue to shape the year ahead for employers in China. Ranging from managing employee mental health and remote working to protecting teams and trade … Read more

Australia: Top 10 Employment, Industrial Relations & Safety trends for 2022

2021 has been another turbulent year in the employment, industrial relations and safety space in Australia. We’re proud to have worked with our clients on some of their most challenging people issues including the development of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, and underpayments. As we move into 2022 … Read more

US: Federal Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Hits the Lottery System

A week after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited vaccine-or-test requirements, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed its stay of the November 5, 2021 OSHA mandate.  The panel found the federal mandate – which came in the form of a rare emergency temporary standard (ETS) and covers … Read more

Covid health pass: a review across 33 jurisdictions

There are many different rules and regulations governing how employees return to the physical workplace, following the upheaval of Covid-19, and how to ensure the health and safety of workforces. Do employees need to provide proof of a double vaccination, a negative test, or recent recovery from COVID-19?  The law is rapidly changing and varies … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – October 2021

Our October update covers the following: the Enforcement Decree to the Serious Accident Punishment Act (SAPA) in South Korea, which provides guidance on key obligations in the SAPA – see our summary on the obligations for business owners and managerial personnel to prevent serious industrial accidents; in the PRC the Personal Information Protection Law will … Read more

Australia: Victoria – New broad-reaching direction for workers to get vaccinated

Note (22 October 2021): The Directions referred to in the below article have since been replaced by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (No 5). These latest Directions now apply until 11.59pm, 18 November 2021, which aligns with the newly extended State of Emergency. Whilst the remainder of the information contained in the below article … Read more