Global COVID-19 Support

In this post, we have listed a few brief Q and A’s for the support that is provided in the following countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, China, Taiwan and the USA.

ESS – Second Tranche Update

The Hong Kong Government has just announced that applications for the Second Tranche of the ESS Wage will open on 31 August, updates below:

UK HR Update – 03/08/20

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The announcement says that the legislation will ensure that employees are also paid at their normal salary for ‘statutory notice periods’ and this raises the argument again about whether this will include contractual notice which exceeds statutory.

UK: COVID-19 HR Update (July)

Another week and further updates both on the track and trace and furlough which you may find useful in your planning and decision making in relation to return to work for your employees.

Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme (ESS)

The Government has now published further information on the practical workings of the “Employment Support Scheme”(ESS) as a way to support Hong Kong companies during Covid-19.

UK Covid-19 Statutory Sick Pay Update

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The scheme will enable employers with fewer than 250 employees to claim coronavirus related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). If we have full agent authorisation we will be able to make claims for you.

SINGAPORE: Covid-19 Update

Individuals who are caught refusing to wear a mask will be fined S$300 on their first offence, while those who flout the rule a second time will be fined S$1,000. Egregious cases will be prosecuted in court, he added.