Littler Worldwide Insight:

COVID Effect on Global Workplace, Workers & Jobs

Littler: In-Depth Insight:
COVID-19, the Workplace, Workers & Jobs

Everyone is well aware these days that the global workplace is reeling from COVID-19. With so many layoffs, furloughs, and work closings for displaced workers, while for those still working, so many health and job concerns, it’s near impossible to sort through it all for what’s important and worthwhile.

Employers and employees have been deluged with a bewildering amount of information. Most of it is well-intentioned, but still difficult to absorb.

Luckily, Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law legal practice, has put together its own COVID-19 Task Force tasked with acquiring, assembling and sorting through it all for us on a global scale.

Generally, we see Littler in our pages as Littler’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation practice group offering up its considerable expertise and counsel on workplace issues dealing with artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation.

COVID-19 has changed everything completely. In addition to artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation, we’re leaning on Littler to help our readers to contend with “far-ranging and thorny issues – from dealing with operational considerations related to closures and staffing shortages to keeping employees safe and managing morale to making tough decisions related to compensation and providing leave to those unable to work.”

The Littler COVID-19 Task Force has undertaken an enormous task, and the team is performing superbly. In the columns below, the Littler COVID-19 Task Force shares with us some of their global best. For additional, fast-breaking news, please see the Littler COVID-19 Task Force website.*

*Be sure download the free Littler COVID-19 Flash Survey Report

Littler COVID-19 Task Force: Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

CANADA: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs
Littler Insight | March 13, 2020

CANADA: Federal Government to Provide 75% Wage Subsidy to Employers
Littler ASAP | March 31, 2020

CANADA: Government Announces Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to Support Workers and Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic
Littler ASAP | March 26, 2020

CANADA: Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine Period for Travelers to Canada Effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 26
Littler ASAP | March 25, 2020

CANADA: Government Enacts Job-Protected Leave in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Littler ASAP | March 22, 2020

CANADA: COVID-19 and the Temporary Layoff of Employees
Littler Insight | March 20, 2020

CANADA and the United States Announce They Will Close the Border Between the Two Countries for Non-essential Travel
Littler ASAP | March 18, 2020

MEXICO: Declarations of Sanitary Emergency and Extraordinary Actions are Issued in Light of COVID-19
Littler ASAP | April 1, 2020

MEXICO: Ministries of Health and Labor Issue Action Guide for Workplaces against COVID-19
Littler ASAP | March 21, 2020

US-Mexico Border Crossing Restrictions Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Littler ASAP | March 21, 2020

US: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employer FAQs
Littler Insight | March 24, 2020

US: COVID-19 and the Rights of Essential Businesses When Employees Strike
Littler ASAP | April 1, 2020

US: Federal Court Chooses Reliable Attendance and Rejects Suit Claiming ADA Requires Accommodation of Unpredictable and Unplanned Absences
Littler Insight | March 31, 2020

US: Frequently Asked Questions on Workplace Privacy and COVID-19
Littler Insight | March 31, 2020

US: How does the new Families First law affect COVID-19 related leave?
Littler 2 the point video | March 31, 2020

US: Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation Provisions in the CARES Act
Littler Insight | March 30, 2020

US: CARES Act: Implications for Employers
Littler Insight | March 30, 2020

US: National Labor Relations Board’s Response to COVID-19
Littler ASAP | March 26, 2020

US: What do employers need to consider in allowing or requiring remote work during the COVID-19 crisis?
Littler 2 the point video | March 24, 2020

US: Immigration Compliance for Employers with H-1B Workers During COVID-19 Work-From-Home Initiatives
Littler Insight | March 21, 2020

EU: COVID-19: Europe at a Glance
Littler ASAP | March 30, 2020

DENMARK: Salary Compensation Scheme and Alternatives to Dismissals in Light of COVID-19
Littler ASAP | April 2, 2020

GERMANY and COVID-19: How short-time work can mitigate the financial impact and avoid talent drains
Littler Insight | March 31, 2020

NETHERLANDS Dutch Government Provides Guidance on the New “NOW” Wage Subsidy Program
Littler ASAP | March 31, 2020

NETHERLANDS Newsflash! “Tozo” is a Go, and “NOW” is Next
Littler ASAP | March 30, 2020

 NETHERLANDS: The New Normal in the Netherlands – Working from Home: Blessing or Curse?
Littler ASAP | March 25, 2020

TURKEY: COVID-19’s Effects on Employment Contracts
Littler Insight | March 25, 2020

NORWAY: What are an employer’s rights and obligations during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Littler Insight | March 20, 2020

UK Government to Underwrite 80% of Suspended Employee Wages
Littler ASAP | March 20, 2020

NETHERLANDS: Emergency Fund Bridging Employment Replaces the Working Time Reduction Scheme
Littler ASAP| March 18, 2020

FRANCE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs
Littler Insight | March 17, 2020

ITALY: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs
Littler Insight | March 13, 2020

GERMANY: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs
Littler Insight | March 12, 2020

IRELAND: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs
Littler Insight | March 10, 2020

UK: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs
Littler Insight | March 10, 2020

NETHERLANDS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Toolkit for Employers in the Netherlands
Littler Insight | March 2, 2020

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