In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our Global Law Firm Network has assembled a COVID-19 Global Guide for Business.
Our Global Guide is designed for multinational businesses, C-level, human resources executives as well as anyone who is interested in learning about the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Guide includes succinct answers, provided by legal professionals located in more than 35 countries, to nearly two-dozen important business and employment questions related to those countries’ response to the pandemic.
These legal professionals are members of the McDermott Global Network; without their contributions and continued commitment, this guide would not be possible.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the world’s response are constantly evolving. As a result, we will update the Global Guide as new information becomes available.
Download the complimentary Guide for a breakdown of questions and answers from across Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific and North America.
A sample list of questions include:
Has your country enacted any special labor or employment measures to deal with COVID-19?
Can employers furlough employees during this COVID-19 health crisis?
Are the federal, state or municipal governments providing any type of economic relief or support for employers and/or employees during this health crisis?
Are employees obligated to disclose to their employer if they have tested positive for COVID-19?
How does the principle of force majeure apply under the applicable contract laws of your country?
What remedies are available to businesses in the event they default with contractual obligations?
Are there any small-business protections available in your country and can the local subsidiary of a foreign entity access them?
Has your country issued any tax amnesty or relief programs because of COVID-19?