covid 19

Covid 19

Here you will find documents, downloads and links to information for employers on Covid-19. We endeavor to regularly update and add to this resource.

Useful resources on remote working/returning to work:

Ius Laboris has produced this detailed guide (covering 36 countries) which looks at whether you can mandate testing for Coronavirus or require vaccination, how to handle a refusal or inability for someone to be vaccinated – and in all this, what data privacy issues arise. Covid-19-How-and-where-to-work-

Littler’s survey results on remote working: littler_covid-19_survey_report

Lewis Silkin LLP article on UK’s new job support scheme

Baker McKenzie overview of the new Spanish regulations on remote working

EMEA Home Office and Remote Working Policy Framework Home Office and Remote Working Policy Framework

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has issued two guidance documents for creating safe and effective return-to-work conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Link to the documents here

From the Safely Back to Work Alliance (a joint initiative by Randstad, The Adecco Group and ManpowerGroup) to find a safe and healthy way of returning to work:  Alliance Presentation Slides


The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The 8 guides cover a range of different types of work/workplaces:   www.gov.uk/working-safely-during-covid-19


The UK Data Protection Authority (ICO) has produced an FAQ for employers on workplace Covid19 testing:  https://ico.org.uk/workplace-testing-guidance-for-employers/


The UK’s House of Commons Library has published a useful guide:  Coronavirus: Protections from redundancy


The European Union research institute, Eurofound, has released the first results from a major survey:  Living, working and COVID-19 data.


From Flichy Grangé:  Organize-workplace-safely-for-Covid-19-return-to-work-Flichy-Grange-April-29-Webinar


From McKinsey:  https://www.mckinsey.com/mitigating-the-employment-impact-of-covid-19

Resources from BEERG colleagues:

BEERG & HR Policy Association 12 Point Employer Guide to Getting Through a Pandemic

ADECCO: Adecco Back 2 Work In The New Normal

Oneida Associés: Covid-19 issues for businesses in France: Oneida Associes Covid 19 CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Ius Laboris, Coronavirus – Top Tips for International Employers:  Coronavirus-Top_Tips_For_International_Employers.pdf

Accenture: Papers on human resource issues arising out of Covid-19

Full report – https://www.accenture.com/_acnmedia/Thought-Leadership-Assets/PDF-2/Accenture-COVID-19-New-Human-Truths-That-Experiences-Need-To-Address.pdf

Full report – https://www.accenture.com/_acnmedia/Thought-Leadership-Assets/PDF-2/Accenture-Human-Resilience-What-Your-People-Need-Now.pdf

Flichy Grangé Avocats (France) (in English): https://www.flichygrange.com/coronavirus-in-a-flash.htm

Emerson (from March 25): EMERSON Employment Solutions Europe Overview

Cuatrecasas Abogados (Spain):

Jones Day (US & International): https://www.jonesday.com/en/insights/features/coronavirus

C/M/S (Germany and International) (in English): https://cms.law/en/int/insight/covid-19

Lewis Silkin (UK & International): https://www.lewissilkin.com/coronavirus

ByrneWallace (Ireland & International): https://byrnewallace.com/services/sectors/covid-19.html

Clay Engels (Netherlands and International) FAQs about  impact of Coronavirus: Clay Engels newsletter_corona_en

Mathesons (Ireland and international): covid-19–a-practical-guide-for-employers

Hogan Lowell – COVID resource center:  https://www.hoganlovells.com/en/knowledge/topic-centers/covid-19

Briefings and Reports from Trade Unions:

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) – Briefing notes on job and income measures across the EU:   https://www.etuc.org/en/publication/covid-19-watch-etuc-briefing-notes

ETUF Briefing: ETUF recommendations to EWC SE on Covid-19 EN

Global & Govt. organisations:

World Health Organisation:

WHO Regional office for Europe: 

WHO Europe Situation Dashboard:

HR Policy Association (US): 

US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention:  

French Government (In English):  

Spanish government (in Spanish and English):

Oxford University Coronavirus tracker:

European Centre For Disease Control:

UK Government:  

German Government (in German):  

Global Pandemic Statistics (updated at midnight GMT-0)

Eurofound e-survey on impact of Covid-19 on people’s lives and work: Eurofound COVID-19 survey