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Czech Republic: Czech Government extends “Antivirus” programme offering employer financial aid

December 2021 - The Government of the Czech Republic has extended its “Antivirus” programme, offering employment protections for businesses affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Antivirus provides a partial reimbursement of employee remuneration...

Romanian Employment Updates - October 2021

Romanian Employment Updates – October 2021

Romanian Employment Updates – New obligation for employers; more flexibility for using electronic signatures; paid day off for Covid-19 vaccination

July 2021 – A new obligation is established for employers via the template employment agreement.

Slovakia: Subsidy for shortened work paid by the state

June 2021 – On 4 May 2021 the Slovak parliament adopted Act No. 215/2021 on compensation for shortened work, widely known as Kurzarbeit (the “Act”). The Act aims to ensure that the state will partially compensate employer costs for employee wage...

Digitalisation and increased flexibility on Romania’s labour market

May 2021 – It is a well-known fact that the Romanian labour legal framework is seen as rather rigid, implying often procedures deemed as formalistic and slightly cumbersome.

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...