As countries around the world work to tackle the spread of Covid-19, the threat of business interruption has become real, throwing arrangements into disarray, disrupting workforce, and upsetting the global economy.

At home, the government has begun issuing various countermeasures and relief for businesses and public alike. The following is a summary of legislation and government updates issued to navigate the Covid-19 outbreak. Our team continues to assess developments, which will be issued in the weeks to come.

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Employers Struggle Pending Relief from the Government

1 April 2020

These past weeks have forced companies to adjust their employment policies, from implementing a work from home policy, cutting out certain benefits, and to the most extreme, terminating non-essential employees. In this summary, we take a closer look of the Circular Letter No. M/3/HK.04/III/2020 on Labour Protection and Business Continuity in order to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, issued by the Ministry of Manpower and provide recommendations on measures that can be taken by employers during this time.

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