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Papildoma informacija dėl mokesčių ir valstybinio socialinio draudimo (VSD) įmokų mokėjimą palengvinančių priemonių taikymo | COVID-19

Šiandien paskelbta papildoma informacija dėl mokesčių ir valstybinio socialinio draudimo (VSD) įmokų mokėjimą palengvinančių priemonių taikymo, t.y.:

1. Bus sudaryta galimybė supaprastinta tvarka atidėti mokesčių sumokėjimą, nemokant jokių palūkanų.

2. Artimiausiu metu VMI interneto svetainėje (skiltyje „Aktuali informacija verslui dėl COVID-19″) paskelbs mokesčių mokėtojus, kuriems bus taikomos šios priemonės: Read more…

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VERTRAGSRECHTLICHE PROBLEME IM ZUSAMMENHANG MIT DEM CORONAVIRUS

HÖHERE GEWALT, WEGFALL DER GESCHÄFTSGRUNDLAGE UND SCHADENMINDERUNGSOBLIEGENHEITEN

Welche Vorgehensweise ist Unternemern bei vertragsrechtlichen Problemen mit Vertragspartnern, insbesondere aus China, zu empfehlen, die sich im Zusammenhang mit dem Coronavirus auf höhere Gewalt (Force Majeure) berufen

  1. Vertragsprüfung

Zunächst ist ein Blick in den Vertragstext zu empfehlen. Viele internationale Verträge zwischen Unternehmern enthalten Klauseln zu Rechtsfolgen bei höherer Gewalt (sog. „Force-Majeure“-Klauseln). Diese können sehr unterschiedlich ausgestaltet sein. Meistens werden die Voraussetzungen und die Frist für die Geltendmachung sowie die Auswirkungen für das Vertragsverhältnis genau geregelt. Meist bestimmt eine solche Klausel, dass die Leistungspflichten für die Dauer der Force Majeure ausgesetzt werden. Oft wird damit gleichzeitig ein Haftungsausschluss vereinbart und Verständigungspflichten ausgelöst. Epidemien werden zumeist von der vertraglichen Definition von höherer Gewalt umfasst. Read more…

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Practical Summary Frequent Covid-19 issues faced by employers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania

Most important restrictions currently applied by state (as of March 16, 2020):

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Labor and employment law in times of COVID-19 – an overview

COVID-19 takes control over the world. In Germany, too, the impact on daily life is huge. In order to slow down the spread of the virus, the government restricts public life as much as possible. This has significant effects on working life: domestic quarantine, children without care in kindergarten and school, staff sent home, business trips cancelled. From the perspective of labor and employment law, those effects can be managed with the existing instruments. However, it is to be expected that the legislator will rapidly create further solutions.

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COVID-19: Ny hjælpepakke på vej til små og mellemstore virksomheder

Ny hjælpepakke skal forbedre likviditeten for de små og mellemstore virksomheder og dermed hjælpe dem igennem de udfordringer, som den nuværende sundhedskrise medfører. Pakken omfatter momskredit for små og mellemstore virksomheder og udskydelse af B-skatterater for selvstændigt erhvervsdrivende. Read more…

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Force majeure i offentlige anskaffelser?

Hvilke regler gjelder for force majeure i offentlige kontrakter? I denne artikkelen gir vi en oversikt over når du som leverandør til offentlig sektor kan påberope deg force majeure pga koronautbruddet, samt forhold du nå bør være ekstra oppmerksom på ved inngivelse av tilbud til offentlig sektor.

Problemstilling

Det pågående koronautbruddet og tiltak fra offentlige myndigheter kan ha store konsekvenser for løpende kontrakter, for eksempel gjennom begrensninger i vareflyt, valutasvingninger, råvareknapphet og produksjonsstanser. Det offentliges innkjøp reguleres av anskaffelsesreglene, som i noen grad kan oppfattes som lite fleksible i situasjoner som den vi nå står overfor. Det er likevel rom for tilpasninger, men dette vil stille seg litt ulikt etter hvilken fase av anskaffelsesprosessen en er i. Read more…

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Covid-19 | Legal solutions in Latvia

Due to potential risks, on 13 March 2020 the Parliament approved decision of the Cabinet and an emergency situation was declared in Latvia until 14 April 2020 in connection with the rapid spread of coronavirus disease (COVID–19) in Europe and also in Latvia. Read more…

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Koronavirus – työvoiman lomauttaminen työnantajan näkökulmasta

Koronavirus aiheuttaa tällä hetkellä erilaisia häiriöitä elinkeinoelämään. Pandemia voi useilla aloilla johtaa kysynnän hiljenemiseen, häiriöihin tuotantoketjussa tai muihin vastaaviin vaikeuksiin, jotka supistavat yritysten liikevaihtoa tai jopa keskeyttävät toiminnan kokonaan. Työnantajilla saattaa tällaisessa tilanteessa syntyä tarve työvoiman lomauttamiselle. Esitän tässä kirjoituksessa lyhyesti ja yleisluonteisesti muutamia erilaisia keinoja, joihin työnantajat voivat turvautua tällaisessa tilanteessa. Kirjoituksessa ei ole mahdollista vastata läheskään kaikkiin kysymyksiin, jotka työnantajan tulee selvittää tapauskohtaisesti. Read more…

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COVID-19: Lay-Off and Short-Time

This article is the second in a series aimed at assisting businesses through the current unprecedented COVID-19 situation. On this occasion Shane Costelloe discusses lay-off and short-time and sets out guidance based on questions that have arisen in the marketplace. The first in the series COVID-19: Practical Steps for Employers can be viewed here.

Introduction

With a daily escalation of economic and social uncertainty for the people of Ireland, business owners and management teams have tough corporate decisions to make. When faced with a potential decrease in turnover, decision makers within businesses will need to cut costs in order to survive, and for most businesses their greatest overhead is personnel. Unfortunately, it may be inevitable that businesses consider if a temporary or permanent adjustment of staff numbers is required. Whilst we will look at redundancy in a future article, the purpose of this briefing is to inform employers on the process of implementing a lay-off or short-time restructuring of staff through a selection of FAQs.

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CORONAVIRUS: POWER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO EMPLOYERS

Is an employee obliged to provide his employer with information about his state of health on request and / or to be tested for the Corona virus?
A general obligation to provide information regarding contagious diseases is to be answered in the affirmative if this disease could endanger work colleagues and other third parties. In the case of infectious diseases according to the epidemic law, such as the corona virus, the duty of loyalty owed by the employee also requires proactive information from the employer so that the employer can immediately take protective measures against the other employees.

If an employee has been infected with the corona virus or if he is in an officially ordered quarantine because of a specific suspicion of the infection, he is in any case obliged to inform his employer immediately.

However, without showing symptoms, an employee cannot be ordered by his employer to undergo a corona virus test, even if he has recently returned from an area at risk. In this case, the employer is only free to temporarily release the employee concerned to protect the rest of the workforce. Read more…

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