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The impact of COVID-19 is far from certain, but it will be significant. Our experts outline the key legal concerns arising in connection with the ever-evolving outbreak of COVID-19. 

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How to Manage Pandemic-Related PCF Vacancies

Central Bank issues guidance on the appointment of temporary PCFs in the event of a pandemic-related PCF vacancy. Read more here...


COVID-19 and a Changing Workplace: Face Coverings – What's The Latest Position?

Following on from public health guidance published in May 2020, what's the current position when it comes to face coverings. When is it mandatory and what penalties are in place for non-compliance?  We consider the implications for employers and employees who are returning or have returned to work. Read more here...

 

Is the Future of Irish Court Hearings Hybrid?

The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 is effective from 21 August 2020, with the exception of certain provisions to be enacted this September. The Act will revolutionise how Irish Court hearings take place and should ensure the administration of justice during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


COVID-19: No Moratorium on Forfeiture of Commercial Tenancies

We consider the impact of the Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 on commercial tenancies and the clarity it brings to the forfeiture or termination of commercial leases. Read more here...


We're All Going on a Summer Holiday…or Are We? Is the Green List Really the Green Light for Employees to Holiday Abroad?

The government's COVID-19 "Green List" may impact employees' rights to annual leave and employers' rights to refuse. Guidance is that those returning from "Green List" countries do not have to self-quarantine for 14 days. Read more here...


The Future of How Ireland Works Part 1: The Programme for Government – Key Points for Employers and The Future of Work

In this article, the first in our new series The Future of How Ireland Works, we examine key employment-related proposals contained in the Programme for Government, the potential implications for employers and the future of work in Ireland. Read more here...


The July Jobs Stimulus Package – Key Points for Employers

In this article, we review the Government's July Jobs Stimulus package and the most important issues for employers.  Read more here...


COVID-19: Proposed Company Law Changes

The proposed temporary changes would allow electronic shareholder/creditor meetings and an extended period of protection for companies in examinership during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more here...

Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 – the Funeral Bell for Existing Duty of Disclosure?

In this article we discuss a recently decided High Court case on the duty to disclose material facts in insurance contracts and potential changes to this duty which will impact insurers. Read more here...


Invoice Finance – a Vital Source of Liquidity as Irish Businesses Emerge from the COVID-19 Lockdown

Our leading receivables finance team examines legal and other factors that may support growth in the Irish invoice finance industry as businesses emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown. Read more here...


COVID-19 Tactical Measures – Security for Costs and the Existence of Special Circumstances – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1 of this two-part series, it is thought that there will be an upsurge in litigation due to COVID-19 related disputes. Defendants may take the strategic step of making a security for costs application to overcome claims they believe to be unmeritorious. A plaintiff may try to circumvent this by establishing, on a prima facie basis, that special circumstances exist. Part 2 will look at some other types of special circumstances that were recently considered by the High Court and Court of Appeal. Read more here...


Insurance Industry Faces Emerging Litigation Threat

The insurance industry is facing increased uncertainty and risk arising from COVID-19. We explore the increased likelihood of claims and potential litigation arising from government enforced closures of businesses and risks related to the phased return to work. Read more here...


Podcast: The Legal Perspective on Remote Work and Employers’ Obligations

Catherine O'Flynn, Head of our Employment & Benefits department, joined Brian Crooke from the Work Well Podcast to talk about how businesses in Ireland are coping with remote work. Listen to the podcast here...


Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency – Guidance for Directors During COVID-19 and Beyond

We consider the duties which directors of Irish companies need to be particularly conscious of given the significant challenges faced by many companies during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Read more here...


Return to Work: Dealing with a Confirmed Case of the Virus in the Workplace

50% of employers say their main data protection concern for returning to work is dealing with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the workplace. Here we discuss what information can and should be shared with employees. Read more here...


Retail Re-opens – What's open and What are Retailers Obligations

On 8 June 2020 street retailers were permitted to open, we examine the types permitted to open and the obligations on those reopening. Read more here...


ODCE Issues Guidance for Directors Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

The ODCE has issued welcome guidance for directors concerned about restriction proceedings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


Over the Rainbow. High Court Orders Twitter to Disclose Information About Parody Account

The High Court has ordered Twitter to reveal the identity of whomever is behind a parody account, after accepting arguments of allegedly abusive and damaging social media posts targeting a courier business. Read more here...

 

Key Workplace and Income Support Updates for Employers and Employees

We outline the most recent developments to the COVID-19 income supports and other key considerations for employers as we enter Phase 2 of the Roadmap for reopening the Irish economy. Read more here...


COVID-19 and Returning to the Workplace - Key Issues for Employers

We consider the key health and safety, employment and data protection law issues that arise as employers start to prepare for the potential return to the workplace of their employees over the coming weeks and months. Read more here...


COVID-19 Tactical Measures – Security for Costs and the Existence of Special Circumstances – Part 1

Security for costs applications may become a more prominent feature of litigation due to future Covid-19 related disputes.  This two-part series of articles focuses on recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions that address how a plaintiff may overcome a defendant's security for costs application. Read more here...

Post Lock-Down: COVID-19 and Construction Contract Challenges

This Presentation reviews the post lock down impacts of COVID-19 on cost, time and quality issues related to recommencement of works under construction contracts. Read more here...


Where to next for Islamic Finance?

As the world economy begins to pick itself up after the COVID-19 pandemic, investors and issuers alike are likely asking themselves — where do we go now? Existential questions such as this are no different for Islamic finance market participants. We examine some important developments in Irish and European capital markets with respect to Islamic finance and look at some emerging trends which could show a path forward. Read more here...


COVID-19 and a Changing Workplace – Government Issues Guidance on the use of Face Coverings

The Department of Health has issued guidance recommending the use of face coverings in public places. We consider the implications for employers and employees in advance of returning to work. Read more here...


Employment Update: Sporting Bodies Gearing Up to Get Back in the Game

As COVID-19 restrictions are set to ease in the coming months, we examine the key considerations for sporting bodies seeking to ensure a safe return to work. Read more here...


Law in Motion Podcast Discusses the Irish Restructuring Toolkit with William Fry

Listen to Ruairi Rynn (Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency Partner) as he joins the Debtwire Europe podcast to discuss if Dublin's dream to become a European restructuring hub could become a reality. Listen to the podcast here...


COVID-19 & E-Commerce: Top 10 Legal Issues for Online Retailers

In this article, our specialists identify ten important legal issues that apply to online retailers and offer some practical guidance on how to ensure online businesses comply with applicable consumer, data protection and distance selling regulations. Read more here...


Summary of Irish tax measures announced in response to the spread of COVID-19

In response to the spread of the COVID-19, various business support measures have been put in place by European countries.  In this article, we summarise the measures announced by Ireland up to 17 September 2020. Read more here...


COVID-19 and an Overview of Contact Tracing Apps Across Europe

Contact tracing apps appear to be one of the various technological companions for progressive deconfinement for countries and organisations. However, approaches to such apps diverge, we discuss the various approaches in this article. Read more here...


Important COVID-19 Update: Government Publishes Protocol for a Safe Return to Work

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has published a 'Return to Work Safely Protocol' with guidelines for employers on how to manage a safe return to the workplace. Read more here...


COVID-19 and the Food Sector – Temporary Derogations from Competition Law Rules

The European Commission has granted a temporary derogation from competition rules in certain food sectors to help producers combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


COVID 19 – An Inadvertent Moratorium on Forfeiture?

We consider the impact of the Emergency Measures in Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020 on commercial tenancies and whether it has created an inadvertent freeze on forfeiture in the sector? Read more here...


Summary of Income Support Measures – COVID-19

We have prepared a snapshot summary infographic highlighting the State income supports currently available to employees and employers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


COVID-19 – Key Issues for the Food, Beverage and Agri-business Sector

The Food, Beverage & Agri-business sector is one of the hardest hit by COVID-19. In this article, we highlight key cash flow issues and some of the Irish business support measures introduced up to 24 April 2020 relevant to this sector. Read more here...


COVID-19 and Corporate Immigration Update

During COVID-19 we provide top tips for employer users of corporate immigration. Read more here...


Regulatory Flexibility - Key Measures to Support Availability of Medicines and Medical Devices During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the healthcare and life sciences industries into uncharted territory. We explore the flexibility of regulators at a national and European level enabling accelerated approval of pharmaceuticals and medical devices so that demand emanating from this global health crisis can be met.  Read more here...


Business Continuity and COVID-19 in the Workplace – NSAI Provides Practical Guidance for Employers

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has updated its COVID-19 Workplace Protection and Improvement Guide to provide comprehensive and consolidated practical guidance to employers on how to manage business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


COVID-19: How may it affect your Commercial Contracts?

Key provisions of commercial contracts may be impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. We consider key clauses in contracts that may be impacted and look at contractual provisions in contracts that businesses can seek to use to address the issues arising due to COVID-19.Read more here...


Important Updates to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Minister for Finance has updated the level of wage subsidies potentially available to employers whose businesses have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


Lock Down - COVID-19 and Construction Contract Challenges

This article reviews potential impacts of the COVID-19 lock down on cost, time and quality issues related to the carrying out of works under construction contracts. Read more here...


The Present Pandemic and the Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on all our lives. Employers and employees across all sectors found themselves adapting overnight to an entirely new way of working. Read more here...


UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues New Policy Statement on Recapitalisation Issuances during the COVID-19 crisis

The FCA issued a series of new measures aimed at assisting companies raise new share capital while preserving investor protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here...


COVID-19: Can You Keep A Secret?  Protecting Trade Secrets During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With working-from-home the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic, businesses should take additional steps to protect their trade secrets. Read more here...


COVID-19: Protecting Your Business From Cybercriminals

This article discusses the rise in cybercrime activities since the outbreak of COVID-19. It assesses the types of attacks institutions should be aware of and which are increasing in scope and scale. Read more here...


COVID-19: The Key Question for Sport – to Cancel or to Postpone?

Sporting Competitions are faced with the unprecedented situation of being postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. We consider the main legal considerations for competition organisers, including the approaches taken by the Premier League, Wimbledon and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Read more here...


The Aircraft Industry – The COVID-19 Squeeze

As the aviation industry struggles in these challenging times, Irish commercial aircraft leasing companies may also need to revisit their funding and financing options. Read more here...


COVID-19: Encouraging Remote Mediation as an Alternative to Litigation

Remote mediation ensures that disputes can still be resolved despite fewer court sittings. Read more here...


EU Commission's Guidance on How to Combat COVID-19 Through Mobile Apps and Location Data While Maintaining GDPR and Data Protection Rights

The European Commission adopted a common EU toolbox for the use of mobile applications and geolocation data in the fight against COVID-19. The recommendation gives practical guidelines for Member States and private organisations concerning compliance with data protection laws and GDPR in developing and putting forward such apps. The European Data Protection Board has strongly supported the Commission's efforts and has addressed the possible impacts of such apps and geolocation data on individual's data protection and privacy rights and how these impacts may be minimised while preserving public health. Read more here...


Recovery and Resolution Planning for the Insurance and Reinsurance Sector

EIOPA's proposals on recovery and resolution planning. Read more here...


Does a Closed Court Office mean a Closed Case?  COVID-19 and the Statute of Limitations.

Time continues to tick for the Statute of Limitations during COVID-19. In this article we consider previous guidance from the High Court and what might be next in terms of legislative change. Read more here...

 

Summary of the Measures Available to Support Businesses during COVID-19

There have been a number of measures introduced by the Irish government and state bodies to support businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. Click here for an overview


COVID-19 Update: Amendments To The International Framework For Margin Requirements For Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives

Final deadlines for the exchange of initial margin for non-centrally cleared derivatives to be delayed by one year. Read more here...


Environmental Regulation and COVID-19 – An Overview

A month into the height of the COVID19 crisis in Ireland, how is the upheaval playing out in systems for environmental regulation and response?  Here are some initial thoughts and developments. Read more here...


COVID-19: Injunctive Relief During the Current Crisis

This article discusses a recent High Court order concerning an ex-parte application for an interim injunction arising out of circumstances related to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here...


COVID-19: Data Protection Issues When Video Conferencing

In this article, William Fry specialists identify key data protection issues apparent during the recent global increase in video conferencing following the outbreak of COVID-19.  We highlight steps that ought to be considered by both individuals and businesses to facilitate using video conferencing platforms. Read more here...


Playback on our Legal Perspective Live Webinar

Derek Hegarty, Catherine O’Flynn and Paddy Murphy joined Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business for a special live webinar on 'Sport, Sponsorship and COVID-19 from a legal perspective' on Tuesday 7 April. Watch the webinar here...


How to Handle COVID-19 in the Workplace – Practical Guidance for Employers Update

Employers owe a statutory duty of care to all staff when it comes to employee health and safety at work – whether in respect of "essential" workers who continue to attend the workplace or employees working remotely at home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what steps should employers be taking? Read more here...


Competition Law and COVID-19

Competition law continues to apply during the Covid-19 pandemic. Enforcement is likely to target key healthcare/medical products. Read more here...


Covid-19 – the State aid angle – 5 things you need to know

The European Commission has adapted State aid rules to allow EU Member States to help their economies combat the economic effects of the coronavirus. Read more here...


Coping with COVID, A Prescription for Fund Managers and Fund Boards

The evolving COVID-19 crisis poses a profound set of challenges for all regulated financial service providers including UCITS managers and AIFMs (Fund Management Companies or FMCs) and their funds under management. In this briefing we consider some of those challenges, along with key actions and considerations for FMCs coping with high levels of market volatility, reconfigured governance arrangements and threats to business and operational continuity. Click here to download the briefing...


COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme – Insolvency Considerations

There have been some recent welcome clarifications about certain provisions of the Government's temporary wage subsidy. Read more here...


Employer FAQ's – Pay Entitlements During COVID-19

We consider what employees are entitled to be paid in various scenarios arising from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


COVID-19 & Cybersecurity: Key Threats and Practical Tips When Working Remotely

In this article, William Fry experts consider key cybersecurity risks presented by the recent global increase in remote working following the outbreak of COVID-19 and highlight the steps that can be taken by businesses to mitigate these risks. Read more here...


COVID-19: Remote Trials To be Tested

Further welcome developments to ensure the courts continue to operate during the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more here...


COVID-19: Time Limits Paused Across the Planning and Development System

An emergency proposal to mitigate COVID19 disruption to planning and development – a freeze on time limits across the system - has been expedited and is now in force. How will it work? Read more here...


Access to Capital: Guidelines on non-pre-emptive issuances temporarily relaxed in light of COVID-19

Temporary relaxation of the Pre-Emption Group guidelines on non-pre-emptive issuances should facilitate quick access to capital for listed companies. Read more here...


COVID-19: Remote Swearing of Affidavits – Changes Ahead?

This article looks at whether remote swearing is permitted in Ireland in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done to address the issue of swearing affidavits while adhering to the Government's social distancing guidelines. Read more here...


Insight on the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

Catherine O'Flynn, our Head of Employment & Benefits, was on RTÉ's Drivetime with Barry Linehan on Friday, 27 March offering some useful insight on the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. You can listen here.


COVID-19: The Doctrine of Frustration

We consider whether the doctrine of frustration may provide a resolution where the performance of a contract is affected due to effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more here...


Force Majeure – a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut?

A good business relationship may take years to establish. Once the global Coronavirus crisis ends, businesses will want to return to normal as soon as possible. We consider alternative options to resolve contractual issues while maintaining the business relationship. Read more here...


The Pandemic & Pensions: Key Issues for Pension Trustees and Employers

We examine the key issues for pension trustees and employers in responding to the current and future challenges facing pension schemes as the COVID-19 crisis develops.  Read more here...


COVID-19: Top Data Protection Queries & Practical Tips

We consider how businesses might navigate some of the demands of data protection compliance in the context of COVID-19 and share some practical tips to assist in addressing the impacts of COVID-19.  Read more here...


COVID-19 - Accelerating the Trend Towards a Cashless Society?

"We encourage customers to use card or contactless payment methods at this time" a message that has been repeatedly announced following the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Has Coronavirus expedited the move towards a cashless society? How is Ireland positioning itself as a European FinTech hub in this new payments landscape? Read more here...


COVID-19:  New Emergency Legislation Allows Travel to and from Work for "Essential Services" Only

In line with new restrictions, implemented as part of Ireland's national response to COVID-19, only "essential" workers will be allowed to travel to and from work. Read more here...


COVID-19: Key Considerations for Regulated Financial Services Providers

COVID-19 poses profound business and operational resilience challenges for regulated financial services providers. The William Fry Financial Regulation Unit shares some key regulatory and resilience considerations which should be at the forefront for firms in navigating the crisis. In addition to a robust crisis response strategy and business continuity plan, early and proactive engagement with the Central Bank is critical in managing your regulatory risk at this time. Read more here...


Compulsory Licences on the Horizon for Drugs and Equipment?

As concerns grow globally about the availability of certain drugs and equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will we see other governments follow Israel and start to issue compulsory licences? Read more here...


Energy Market Update:  COVID-19, the RESS 1 Auction and Electricity Consumption in Ireland

The closing date for applications to qualify for the RESS 1 Auction has been extended to Thursday 30 April and we await further changes to the auction timetable in the next month. Read more here...


COVID-19: Key Considerations for Regulated Financial Services Providers

COVID-19 poses profound business and operational resilience challenges for regulated financial services providers. The William Fry Financial Regulation Unit shares some key regulatory and resilience considerations which should be at the forefront for firms in navigating the crisis. In addition to a robust crisis response strategy and business continuity plan, early and proactive engagement with the Central Bank is critical in managing your regulatory risk at this time. Read more here...


Implementation of EU Medical Device Regulation May Face Delay

The European Commission has announced that it is working on a proposal to postpone the date of application of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) which had been due to make wide-sweeping changes to the regulatory framework for medical devices. Read more here...


Temporary Pause on Employee Ability to Claim Redundancy During Lay-off or short-time

Amid the pressing concerns of helping both businesses and employees through the difficult and uncertain Covid-19 pandemic, the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Bill 2020 amends employees' entitlement to seek redundancy in certain circumstances. This article considers the implications of the proposed suspension of the entitlement during this time. Read more here...


Re-Thinking your Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Following new restrictions regarding the closures of non-essential retail businesses and facilities effective from 23 March 2020, assessing potential risks, ensuring flexibility and maintaining compliance will ensure the effectiveness of your supply chain in these challenging times. Read more here... 


Where do I sign? Using Electronic Signatures for your Remote Business Dealings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Using an electronic signature to execute documents is a practical and effective solution to the restrictions faced by businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here...


COVID-19: Adapting the Planning and Building Control Systems

The Government's second COVID-19-related Bill, published on 24 March 2020, is the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Bill 2020 (Bill).  In it, the Planning and Development system is listed as one of several 'vital public service functions' deemed to have real potential to be seriously compromised by the impacts of COVID-19. Read more here...


The New Wage Subsidy Scheme – Is It Fit For Purpose?

The Government has announced a state funded wage subsidy scheme. While initially welcomed by employers as a means of "keeping the lights on" and continuing to employ staff with the benefit of some wage funding from the State, important questions are being asked about how the Subsidy Scheme will operate in practice. This article summarises the key features of the Subsidy Scheme. Read more here...


Government Recommends that all Non-Essential Retail Outlets Close to Members of the Public 

The National Public Health Emergency Team (the NPHET) published an indicative list of what are considered essential retail outlets which are to remain open and implement social distancing measures. Read more here...


COVID-19: Can Trials Conducted via Video-Link Maintain Business Continuity for the Courts?

As courts close and trials are adjourned due to Coronavirus, we consider the impact this may have on the Courts Service of Ireland business continuity and whether video-link technology may offer an alternative means for the provision of justice. Read more here...


COVID-19 Update: Shorting Bans Introduced Across Europe

The last two days has seen Spain, France, Italy and Belgium introduce temporary restrictions on net short positions on shares. Read more here...


COVID-19: Key Issues for Directors

As the business world deals with COVID-19, directors on company boards play a vital role in navigating companies through this crisis. Read more here...

COVID-19 and the Impact on Debt Capital Markets

Before the COVID-19 outbreak took effect, many issuers of debt were keen on exploring new / further debt issuance given the era of historically low interest rates.  COVID-19 has caused widespread disruption on equity and debt markets in recent weeks and we are likely to see a slow-down in activity in the short-term. Read more here...


COVID-19: Practical Considerations for both Landlords and Tenants 

There are challenging times ahead for landlords and tenants of commercial property.  What are 
the challenges and does a commercial lease provide any answers? Read more here...
 

Summary of Irish and international business support measures put in place in response to the spread of COVID-19

Taxand has summarised some of the business support measures taken as at 10 September 2020 in Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US and Venezuela in response to COVID-19. Read the breakdown here


Summary of Irish Tax Measures Announced in Response to the Spread of COVID-19 

In response to the spread of the COVID-19, various business support measures have been put in place by European countries.  In this article, we summarise the measures announced by Ireland up to 19 March 2020. Read more here...


Emergency Measures to Halt the Spread of COVID-19

Government passes emergency COVID-19 Legislation. Read more here...

The Home Front: Remote Working Guidance for Employers

As thousands of people begin to work remotely, we share our top 5 best practice tips for employers adopting home-working practices. Read more here...

Lay-Off and Short-Time Working in Response to COVID-19 – What Employers Need to Consider

We consider the Irish position on lay-off and short-time in the context of the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Read more here...

ESMA Lowers Reporting Threshold For Short Positions In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

ESMA has issued a statement outlining its decision, effective immediately, to temporarily lower the reporting threshold of net short positions in EU traded shares from 0.2% to 0.1% of the issued share capital of the relevant company. Read more here...
 

Impacts of COVID-19 for Borrowers/Lenders

With COVID-19 resulting in business interruptions for many companies and market volatility, borrowers and lenders need to consider the capacity and flexibility afforded under existing financing arrangements. Download some practical steps that can be taken now by borrowers and lenders to help alleviate the position. Read more here...
 

The Cost of the Coronavirus – To Pay or Not to Pay?

We consider whether employees are entitled to be paid when absent from work in various scenarios due to the coronavirus. Read more here...

Force Majeure Clauses: Contracting Against the Coronavirus

Practical advice concerning whether companies can rely on force majeure clauses to remedy a breach of contract if their business is affected by Coronavirus and alternatively, what they should do if faced with a force majeure claim against them? Read more here...
 

How to Handle Coronavirus in the Workplace – Practical Guidance for Employers

The coronavirus has now been categorised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Where the Department of Foreign Affairs has cautioned against unnecessary travel to China, what legal implications does this outbreak have closer to home? What steps should employers in Ireland be taking when it comes to ensuring a safe place of work for their employees against the backdrop of a potential coronavirus outbreak? Read more here...

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