Global interactive guide on returning to the workplace

Global interactive guide on returning to the workplace

Comparative perspectives across eleven jurisdictions

Global Publication October 1, 2020

As the global economy begins to cautiously reopen, companies around the world are exploring ways to gradually reopen their workplaces. Employers now face new questions over how to reintegrate their workforces in a safe, efficient, and legally compliant manner. Norton Rose Fulbright provides this interactive global checklist on the recent development of strategies, tools and frameworks designed to assist returning employees to the workplace.

Our guide has recently been updated to include current information on measures and plans regarding re-opening and returning to the workplace, as well as key resources for employers operating across Canada and globally. Key topics and resources include screening measures, managing teleworking employees, dealing with refusals to return to work, and more.

Covering multiple jurisdictions, our interactive cross-border guide covers questions around reopening the workplace, including:

  1. What risk mitigation efforts should the prudent employer take before employees return to the workplace?
  2. Who should be involved in the decisions to return to the workplace?
  3. How can an employer screen its employees, including temperature taking, COVID-19 testing and questioning?
  4. What are the requirements regarding travel – either to or from the office or business travel?
  5. How does the prudent employer decide which employees should return to the workplace?
  6. What if an employee refuses to return to the workplace?

Access the entire guide to review individual countries. Or access the regional guides below to create and customize your own comparative reports between different jurisdictions.

Interactive guidelines

Access any of our eleven regional guidelines to learn what each region is requiring of its employers.

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Global Head of Employment and Labour
Head of Employment and Labour, Europe, Middle East and Asia; Partner
Head of Employment, London
Knowledge Director, Precedents

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