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News on Kurzarbeit in Romania

April 2021 – New amendments in Romania to the Government Emergency Ordinance No. 132/2020 regulating support measures for employees and employers due to Covid-19 (“GEO no. 132/2020”) will enter into force on 8 April 2021.

Czech Republic: Overview of the most recent Czech labour law-related emergency Covid-19 measures

March 2021 – The Czech Republic has recently adopted several extraordinary measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 spread. Below we provide an overview of measures applicable to employers and employees.

Covid-19 vaccination in Romania – Frequently asked employee-related questions

January 2021 – In December 2020 Romania announced its official vaccination strategy against Covid-19 (the “Strategy”) developed by the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 — an inter-ministerial...

Telecommuting adjustments to Ukrainian labour legislation

December 2020 – Ukraine’s parliament is set to proceed with the second and hopefully final reading of the Telecommuting Bill No. 4051 (the "Bill"), which has been introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to clarify the labour law regulations...

Remote working in Bulgaria: A reminder of the main obligations of employers

October 2020 – Many companies are still directing employees to work from home due to the new COVID-19 economic and social reality. Some businesses are even reconsidering their office needs and plan to hire employees who are entirely home-based. While...

Ukraine significantly eases immigration quota eligibility requirements for IT specialists

October 2020 – New eligibility requirements and a revised immigration quota allocation for IT specialists have come into effect in Ukraine. In particular, the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine has introduced changes...

Romania: “Post Covid-19” governmental support for the labour market

12 June 2020 – New measures to strengthen the labour market adopted by the Romanian government via Emergency Ordinance no. 92/2020 establishing active support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused...

Czech Republic: A First Aid Package for your business – What immediate measures to take?

9 April 2020 – Many companies are in a state of near-paralysis as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic. At such a time, it is important to stop and think about what can be done to mitigate and avert further business disruptions.

Slovakia: Summary of government measures adopted in response to COVID-19

7 April 2020 – COVID-19 outbreak has far-reaching impacts on the all aspects on our lives and businesses. During the first week of April 2020, Slovak government and parliament worked hard to adopt a first set of measures to help citizens and businesses...

Romania: New rules for employers on technical unemployment

6 April 2020 – The Romanian government is taking active measures to reduce the implementation of redundancies and support employers by bearing employee-related costs during the state of emergency declared via presidential decree on 16 March 2020.