COVID-19 employment Issues – a ready reckoner for Australian workers

This post is meant to assist those in Australia to better understand what their legal options are given the COVID-19 pandemic. This commentary is focused on full-time, part-time, or fixed-term …

Covid-19 lockdown turns Qatar’s largest migrant camp into ‘virtual prison’

Qatar’s largest labour camp for migrant workers has become a virtual prison and is in total lockdown after hundreds of construction workers became infected with Covid-19. Police are guarding the …

SINDICATO NACIONAL DOS TRABALHADORES NA INDUSTRIA MOEDEIRA v. CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL – CMB

SUBJECT: RIGHT TO LIFE AND HEALTH. LACK OF PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THE NEW CORONAVIRUS IN THE WORKPLACE. VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE OF HUMAN DIGNITY. Here is the complaint in  …

Ukraine: COVID-19 relief bills called into question

President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed several laws designed to ease the strain on businesses and workers during the nationwide COVID-19 quarantine. But how effective will they be? One key legislation …

A New Social Contract can rebuild our workplaces and economies after COVID-19

Our world is in crisis with many faces of devastation: the devastation of inequality, climate devastation with extreme weather events and changing seasons, and now the devastation of a pandemic with no …

COVID-19 and world of work: Impacts and responses

This note offers the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and …

Lizette Risgaard: Tripartite agreement creates greater security among employees

The government and the social partners have entered into a tripartite agreement on temporary wage compensation for privately employed workers who would otherwise lose their jobs because of COVID-19. “The agreement …

Uber, Lyft drivers seek state sick time protections as Covid-19 concern spreads

Drivers who are suing Uber and Lyft in Massachusetts and California over their status as independent contractors are asking the courts to issue immediate injunctions ordering the ride-share companies to classify them …

India: State regulations notified under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1857.

Following a rise of coronavirus cases in India, the state governments of Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have enacted emergency regulations pursuant to the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 …

COVID-19 – time for governments, brands and employers to protect supply chain and precarious workers from hardship and infection

As the economic and human rights impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak come into view, we are again seeing supply chain and frontline workers, alongside those in precarious and informal jobs, …

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