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Italy: Extraordinary measures to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on tax litigation activities —...

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In brief The second package of tax measures for supporting the Italian economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak has finally been approved. Indeed,...

United States: COVID-19 – What do employers need to consider when reopening? (video chat...

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In brief Welcome to Baker McKenzie's Labor and Employment video chat series! In these quick and bite-sized video chats, our employment partners team up with...

US 50 State Shelter-in-Place / Reopening Tracker

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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their...

Australia: COVID-19 – Lessons from a pandemic

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There is no denying we were all caught off-guard by the speed and force with which COVID-19 struck every aspect of Australian life. As some parts of the country slowly begin to emerge from COVID-19 restrictions (albeit uncertainly), our attention inevitably turns to the question: "what can we learn for next time?"Many sentimental answers are sure to be proffered by feel-good television specials over the coming months. While we won't claim to be experts in "feel-good", here in the employment team at Baker McKenzie, what we have become well-versed in is the range of practical challenges that COVID-19 has posed to our clients as they have attempted to manage their workforce through this time of change.With that in mind, we have set out below our tips to help ensure your organisation is best prepared for whatever the next COVID-19 may be.

United States: Supreme Court Set to Revisit Decades-Old Question: Can Companies be Held Liable...

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Overview The Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) has been the subject of several US Supreme Court decisions over the past decade.   To summarize its long and...

Germany: COVID-19 Corporate Legal Guideline

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For four months we have been providing you with regular updates on all relevant legal developments regarding the Coronavirus disease in Germany. In the...

Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Quarterly Update Quarter 2: 2020

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The Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation team has prepared the second quarterly update for 2020 highlighting key changes in employment laws across Asia Pacific.We...

Spain: The new serious offence in hazard prevention – Violation of employment measures related...

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Royal Decree Law 21/2020, dated 9 June, on urgent prevention, containment and coordination measures to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19, included several prevention measures aimed at ensuring the public's right to life and health during the health crisis.

Singapore: The taxation of certain payments upon termination of employment

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One of the common questions that we find employers asking is whether an ex-gratia payment made to an employee upon his or her termination will be subject to personal income tax. 

Global: What Do Employers Need to Consider When Reopening?

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Welcome to Baker McKenzie's Labor and Employment video chat series! In these quick and bite-sized video chats, our employment partners team up with practitioners...
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