COVID-19 updates: Employment laws
March 20, 2020
The world is in an unprecedented situation with the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (officially renamed, “COVID-19”). Numerous countries have instituted stringent policy measures to prevent the spread of the outbreak. While, for now, such policy measures comprise of widespread travel restrictions, workplace closures, city-wide lockdowns and mandatory quarantines, with the World Health Organization having declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, there are growing concerns of restrictions on trade with infected regions being imposed soon.
COVID-19 has disrupted the workplace in many organizations and employers have been faced with a multitude of challenges while dealing with issues relating to workforce management and labour law compliance. Against this backdrop, this edition of the series sets out guidance on key workforce management issues faced by employers in India.