The world is experiencing a pandemic situation with the new Coronavirus (Covid-19), which has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) since March 11, 2020. In Brazil, just a few months after the first case was confirmed, thousands of other cases have been confirmed.
For the reopening of activities, the Ministry of Economy issued on June 18, 2020, Joint Ordinance No. 20, which establishes the measures to be observed aiming at the prevention, control and mitigation of the risks of transmission of the Covid-19 at the workplace (general guidelines). These measures are now mandatory.
In addition to these measures, there are several other recommendations issued by the authorities to contain the proliferation of the virus in addition to sanitary efforts, including home isolation, which is one of the main containment factors that has directly impacted labor relations.
With this new scenario, the Federal Government issued some measures trying to alleviate the impact of the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19, such as Provisional Measures No. 927 and 936.
Employers are now forced to implement measures to reduce and contain damages, whether for the financial health of the company or for the health of its employees to enable a healthier and safer work environment.
Based on such, we have compiled in this guide the necessary information for immediate and consistent application, in order to ensure legal certainty for employers which are facing this unprecedented global pandemic scenario.
This guide addresses the topic in an isonomic manner and free from discrimination or legal opinions that apply to this or that case, in order to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic on labor relations.
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