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The new normal: Returning from lockdown and coming back to the workplace

15 June 2020

The effects of COVID-19 on the global business environment are serious and far-reaching. Social distancing, limits to international travel and disruptions to global supply chains are realities that businesses must contend with for the foreseeable future. 

CMS Employment Group is working on providing guidance for the HR and employment law matters to our clients in this changed business landscape. Below is an overview of recent publications and other material that may be of help when considering the return to the office.



Returning from lockdown to the workplace (Law-Now)

CEE (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine)

Come back to the workplace in CEE during COVID-19 pandemic (Newsletter) 


Back-to-Work: French Labour Ministry publishes a checklist for a safe reopening (Publication)
Back to Work: Practical Measures for employers (Publication)
End of lockdown: WHAT’S NEXT? (Publication)


Return from the Lockdown – Requirements for Employers


Workplace safety Protocols


Returning to the "new normal" in Singapore after the Circuit Breaker (Law-Now)


COVID-19: Measures applicable in the workplace (Publication)

United Kingdom

Key takeaways for employers in England on the recovery strategy (Law-Now)
Planning for the "new normal" post lockdown – the legal implications for employers (Webinar recording)
Planning for the “new normal” post lockdown – key employment law issues (Publication)
Employers’ health and safety responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic (Publication)