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04 June 2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to ‘On the Pulse’ de­livered by the Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group A video/pod­cast series, On the Pulse, brings to­geth­er CMS law­yers and ex­perts to dis­cuss key in­dustry top­ics...
26 May 2021
Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) con­tin­ues to evolve and of­fer op­por­tun­it­ies for na­tions, com­munit­ies and busi­nesses. But it is not without con­tro­versy in areas such as en­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion and in­ter­na­tion­al debt.As a lead­er in many Belt and Road sec­tors, CMS has polled and in­ter­viewed over 500 BRI par­ti­cipants around the world, about their cur­rent think­ing on BRI and the pro­spects they see for it. This series of re­ports ana­lyses sen­ti­ment around the world, con­siders what BRI means for each re­gion, shines a spot­light on dif­fer­ent na­tions and high­lights leg­al con­sid­er­a­tions. You can ac­cess the full series of re­gion­al re­ports be­low.16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um16%me­di­um
12 May 2021
The new world of work in Slov­akia
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and the meas­ures put in place in re­sponse in coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Slov­akia – have com­pelled em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to ad­opt a new vis­ion for work. Count­less busi­nesses have sur­vived dur­ing the crisis by hav­ing em­ploy­ees con­duct their work from home.Now, months after the pan­dem­ic began in Slov­akia, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, it is be­ing con­sidered for the post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 1 Decem­ber 2020 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Slov­akia and hos­ted by em­ploy­ment law­yers Sona Hankova and Ivana Hov­an­cova with CMS Slov­akia – dis­cusses how tele­work and home-of­fice work im­pact the work­place and ex­plores the chal­lenges that these forms of em­ploy­ment pose for work­ers and com­pan­ies, both now and in the years to come. This art­icle also refers to amend­ments to the Slov­aki­an La­bour Code, which went in­to ef­fect on 1 March 2021. Read the art­icle and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in the United King­dom
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and the meas­ures put in place in re­sponse in coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing the United King­dom – have com­pelled em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to ad­opt a new vis­ion for work. Count­less busi­nesses have sur­vived dur­ing the crisis by hav­ing em­ploy­ees con­duct their work from home.Now, one year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proved so ef­fect­ive, it is be­ing con­sidered for the post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 8 Decem­ber 2020 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in the UK and hos­ted by em­ploy­ment law­yers Gary Hende­r­son and El­eni Sid­er­is with CMS UK – dis­cusses how tele­work and home-of­fice work im­pact the tra­di­tion­al work­place, and ex­plores the chal­lenges that these forms of em­ploy­ment pose for work­ers and com­pan­ies, both now and in the years to come. Read the art­icle and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in Aus­tria
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and the meas­ures put in place in coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Aus­tria – has com­pelled em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to ad­opt a new vis­ion for work, such as work from home.Year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, it could be­come part of the post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 19 Janu­ary 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Aus­tria and hos­ted by em­ploy­ment ex­perts and coun­sels Daniela Krömer with CMS Aus­tria – dis­cusses how home­work­ing im­pacts the tra­di­tion­al of­fice en­vir­on­ment, and the im­plic­a­tions for work­ers and com­pan­ies. Watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in the Neth­er­lands
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and the meas­ures put in place in coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing the Neth­er­lands – has com­pelled em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ees to ad­opt a new vis­ion for work, such as work from home.Year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, it could be­come part of the post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 9 Feb­ru­ary 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in the Neth­er­lands and hos­ted by em­ploy­ment ex­perts and coun­sels Katja van Kran­en­burg and Ravi van den Boomen – dis­cusses how home­work­ing im­pacts the tra­di­tion­al of­fice en­vir­on­ment, and the im­plic­a­tions for work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in Rus­sia
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, busi­nesses around the world – in­clud­ing in Rus­sia – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.A year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This pub­lic­a­tion – based on the 2 March 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Rus­sia and hos­ted by la­bour law ex­perts Ir­ina Sk­vortsova and Eka­ter­ina Elekchy­an with CMS Rus­sia – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in Rus­sia for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in Slov­e­nia
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Slov­e­nia – had to ad­apt their or­gan­isa­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. The most com­mon way was re­sort­ing to the in­stru­ment of work from home. Now, more than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, , many be­lieve home-of­fice work will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This page – based on the 16 March 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Slov­e­nia and hos­ted by la­bour law ex­pert Amela Žrt with CMS Slov­e­nia – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in Slov­e­nia for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in Singa­pore
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Singa­pore – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.Now, a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 9 March 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Singa­pore and hos­ted by em­ploy­ment law ex­perts Lak­sh­anthi Fernando and Wei Ming Tan from CMS Hol­born Asia – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in Singa­pore for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in Po­land
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Po­land – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.A year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice re­mote work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many people be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 23 Feb­ru­ary 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Po­land and hos­ted by CMS leg­al ex­perts Ma­ciej An­drze­jew­ski and Aleksandra Ga­jz­ler­ska with CMS Po­land – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in Po­land for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in Bul­garia
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Bul­garia – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.More than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 30 March 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Bul­garia and hos­ted by la­bour law ex­perts Atanas Bangachev and Maria Har­iz­an­ova with CMS Sofia – ex­plores the im­pact of 're­mote work' in Bul­garia for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.
12 May 2021
The new world of work in China
As a res­ult of COV­ID-19 and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing China – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a bid to keep their work­ers safe and pro­duct­ive. One such in­nov­a­tion is work from home.Now, more than a year after the pan­dem­ic began, home-of­fice work has proven so ef­fect­ive, many be­lieve it will be­come a fix­ture of our post-pan­dem­ic fu­ture. But re­mote work raises a host of leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive chal­lenges. This art­icle – based on the 23 March 2021 we­bin­ar The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in China and hos­ted by la­bour law ex­perts Jean­nette Yu and Sophy Wang with CMS China – ex­plores the im­pact of home­work­ing in China for both work­ers and com­pan­ies. Read the art­icle, listen to the pod­cast and watch we­bin­ar re­cord­ing on this top­ic be­low.