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

The full alert can be read here.