COVID-19 has confronted the world with challenges to public health and the economy few of us have ever experienced or even contemplated. As we publish this guide in July 2020, we have come to realize that the dislocations of COVID-19 were not a moment in time, but remain an ongoing phenomenon which will affect all of our lives well into 2021 and beyond. The workplace is in many ways the epicenter of our battle to contain and defeat COVID-19, as we continually identify the most effective and current measures to protect employees, while also striving to maintain the enterprises which provide our livelihoods and generate the revenue to support the needs of our societies.
In this Special Report, we compile our best information and guidance from 28 major markets concerning the most important workplace law issues you will encounter as we reopen our businesses and maintain their safe operation: national emergency mandates and special programs aiding affected businesses, health and safety measures, teleworking, managing COVID 19-related employee issues, and cost reduction strategies. Perhaps most importantly, we identify local sources you may consult to remain up-to-date, and set out best practices learned from the already robust experience many have had dealing with this crisis.
It is our privilege to provide this resource to you, and we hope you will refer to it often as you advise your employers or clients. Please reach out to L&E Global or any of our member firms with any questions you may have.
Chairman of L&E Global