Requirements mandated by law or any official guidance.
The mandatory measures declared in Article 2, paragraph 14, of Law Decree 33/2020 (the protocols having been attached to the Prime Minister’s Decree dated 17 May 2020) to be adopted by employers are set out in specific sector protocols and the Protocol signed by the Government and social parties on 24 April, with the aim of containing the COVID-19 virus.
Measures typically implemented by employers and the associated legal risks, limitations, obligations and issues to consider.
The implementation of the measures referred to in the aforementioned protocols (e.g. temperature monitoring, social distancing, use of masks and gloves and plexiglass separators) will fulfill the employer’s mandate with regards to the obligations to protect employees. It may lead, however, to modifications in the workplace and adjustments to time organisation, that could and should be prudently implemented, together with the unions. With reference to measuring employees’ temperatures, as well as carrying out serological tests on employees, particular attention must be paid to data processing and privacy issues.