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COVID-19 global employer guide


We have created this COVID-19 global employer guide to provide you with an overview of how jurisdictions around the world have responded to the outbreak.

As lockdown restrictions start to ease across jurisdictions and employers are planning a return to the workplace, this updated version of the guide takes account of new developments in this fast-changing area. It also now contains brand new content in a number of areas, including on temperature testing, face masks and the use of mobile tracing apps.

This guide allows you to make easy, at-a-glance comparisons to help with your business decisions.

Our extensive global footprint means that we are well placed to help employers, wherever they have a presence. Our teams across the world have been supporting employers steer through the legal and practical employment implications raised by the outbreak, including producing a variety of updates. Please see further information contained in our latest briefings on COVID-19 on our Coronavirus hub and contact the following partners if you require advice and assistance:

Global: Diane Gilhooley

Hannah Wilkins

Elizabeth Graves

Constanze Moorhouse

US: Scott McLaughlin

Michael Woodson

Michael Hepburn

Marlene Williams

Asia: Jennifer Van Dale

Jack Cai

Europe: Frank Achilles

Deborah Attali

Valentina Pomares

Wijnand Blom

Ingrid van Berkel

Middle East:

Geraldine Ahern

The information contained in this document is intended as a guide only. This is a fast-changing topic and, while the information is believed to be correct at the time of publication on 19 May 2020, it is not and should not be taken as a substitute for appropriate legal advice. In particular, information relating to temperature testing and health questioning is subject to guidance being regularly issued and updated by the relevant information authority. Eversheds Sutherland can take no responsibility for actions taken based on the information contained in this document.