Covid 19 - Coronavirus
Our advice on responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
With the changing status of COVID-19 in the UK and internationally, the business community is facing many unique challenges. We want to play our part in helping you, your business and your industry move past them. As a firm, we have already advised many of our clients on issues relating to COVID-19. With questions and queries wide-ranging, we are here to provide answers to your questions, to act as a sounding board for the decisions you’re planning to make and to help you make the key decisions that will protect your business and your communities in the weeks ahead.
There’s a lot of information, advice and food for thought on our COVID-19 hub, which is updated regularly across each of our legal areas. You can find our latest insight into the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how businesses should respond in the UK and internationally. We and our international colleagues will be keeping our guidance updated as the situation develops.To visit our main Covid-19 hub please click here. Please feel free to get in touch with your usual Lewis Silkin contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vaccination policies data privacy concerns for employers in Hong Kong17 August 2021
With over half of Hong Kong’s population having received a first vaccine dose, employers may be keen to monitor which of their employees have been vaccinated.
Covid19 can employers in Hong Kong require their employees to be tested and vaccinated21 January 2021
With a vaccination against coronavirus being rolled out in Hong Kong shortly, many employers in will understandably be eager to have their employees vaccinated in the hope of their workplace returning to some form of normality. This article explores some of the legal issues.
Are employees in Hong Kong required to take Covid-19 tests? Key employer considerations02 September 2020
In order to detect and cut any invisible transmission chains of COVID-19 in the community, the Hong Kong Government launched the Universal Community Testing Programme (the “UCTP”) on 1 September 2020, providing one-off free testing services to all Hong Kong residents.
Coronavirus - Hong Kong Relief Measures under the Employment Protection Scheme09 April 2020
On 8th April 2020, the Chief Executive held a press conference announcing that the Hong Kong government is to roll out a HK$137 billion (approximately US$80 billion) relief package by implementing the Employment Protection Scheme to assist individuals and businesses to ease the financial difficulties arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Legal considerations in Hong Kong around racism and work from home21 February 2020
Catherine Leung comments in Human Resources discussing travel bans and discrimination in the workplace in Hong Kong.