Our corporate member Tilleke & Gibbins has shared a Client Alert on COVID-19 and its legal consequences for employers and employees in the event that you are forced to scale down or simply survive the effects of a public countrywide lock-down. The alert also touch upon the concept of Force Majeure.
Some of the Q&A’s treated in the Alert are:
1. An employee is quarantined by authorities for being in a risk group
2. An employee falls ill with COVID-19 and needs to take sick leave
3. Authorities issue an order requiring the employer’s business to temporarily close down
4. The employer decides to temporarily cease operations