As we transition to new ways of operating against a backdrop of a volatile global economic outlook, global businesses are implementing strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Operational resilience and a clear strategy will be essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive, in 2020 and beyond. While protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations are facing challenges, including major disruption to their supply chains, meeting contractual obligations, bringing people back to the workplace and implications under funding arrangements. Many of these issues need to be navigated on a cross-border basis.
This global resource hub identifies the key issues and provides practical guidance as well as innovative and strategic thinking from our lawyers around the world on the legal and regulatory challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team takes a holistic approach to risk management that spans business units, areas of law and national boundaries.
What the future will hold, as we attempt to shift towards a period of recovery, is unclear. However, we can certainly expect disruption for some time, and businesses will need the assistance of agile legal teams during this time and beyond.
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Global: Covid resolve: Fast-track solutions for COVID-19 disputes
COVID-19 has made it difficult for many companies to perform some of their contractual obligations, giving rise to a high number of corporate disputes, particularly relating to the application of force majeure and change in law provisions.
US: Recent COVID-related citations under OSHA and compliance implications for employers
Continued vigilance in matters of workplace safety and health remains as important as ever.
Australia: Amendments to the JobKeeper scheme
The Coronavirus Economic Response Package (JobKeeper Payments) Amendment Act 2020 (Cth) passed both houses of the Commonwealth Parliament, extending the JobKeeper scheme, varying employer JobKeeper eligibility requirements and making amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
What to expect after the Canada Emergency Response Benefit comes to an end
With the end of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) fast approaching, the federal government announced on August 20 a number of major changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program.
Global: COVID-19: Firms confront operational resilience challenges
As the world begins to emerge from lockdown, businesses are having to make enormous adjustments because of the challenges created by COVID-19.