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Covid-19 coronavirus: are you protected under your Business Interruption Policy?

Covid-19 coronavirus: are you protected under your Business Interruption Policy?

March 27, 2020

Members of Allen & Overy’s Insurance and Litigation teams held a call to discuss the extent to which business interruption policies protect against losses arising from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. 

The call focused on: The nature of the insurance protection provided by these policies, circumstances in which cover may or may not be available and suggested future actions for clients.

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: key risks you need to be aware of

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: key risks you need to be aware of

March 26, 2020

Allen & Overy’s global employment team held a call on some of the major developments of interest concerning the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, and the spectrum of emerging policy and practice impacting employee relations. The call focused on some of the immediate concerns: leaves of absence, remote working and pay arrangements, as well as those mechanisms available to businesses to cut costs, whether through redundancies and layoffs or short-time working.

Covid-19 coronavirus and UK Employment law: staying ahead of the key risks to your workforce

Covid-19 coronavirus and UK Employment law: staying ahead of the key risks to your workforce

March 19, 2020

The London employment team held a call on the real-time key issues caused by the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak that organisations need to consider when managing their UK workforce.

We also discussed how organisations will be operating over the next three to six months.

In particular, we covered:

  • The obligations of an employer.
  • Pay – when it continues, when sick pay kicks in, when pay ceases.
  • Possible redundancies and/or lay-offs and short-term working arrangements.
  • The impact on ER processes and employment litigation.
  • The requirements for flexible working.
  • Employee morale.
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