Topic Centers


The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted workforces in different ways in each sector. As many global businesses now navigate plans to safely return their employees to the workplace, we are faced with a web of interconnected issues and variations across jurisdictions.

Returning to the workplace

Returning to the workplace

Responding and adapting

Responding and adapting

Industry sector insights

Industry sector insights

Our own response

Our own response

Latest updates

Latest updates

We have cross-practice teams of lawyers working with clients regionally and across jurisdictions to develop solutions to specific issues around returning to the workplace, and collaborating on comprehensive strategies for phased returns across different business units.

Our teams are brought together from employment, health and safety, government affairs, data and cyber security, healthcare, real estate, crisis communications and many other areas to create unique solutions, with the latest government guidance to hand. In addition, we are producing guidance notes and information to keep you up to speed on a regular basis and collated here.

Global resources:

COVID-19 Crisis Leadership Framework and Back to Work Index

COVID-19: A global guide

COVID-19 exit strategy: A global privacy and cybersecurity guide

Priorities for construction sites emerging from lockdown

U.S. resources:

CDC provides updated guidance and toolkit for employers preparing to re-open

What do "work-related" COVID-19 infections mean for employers

CDC and OSHA release interim guidance for manufacturing workers and employers

FDA issues reopening guidance for retail food establishments that closed in response to COVID-19

Back to work during COVID-19: A guide for retailers re-opening their doors

Return to Workplace U.S. Memorandum for Employers

Practical and legal considerations for reopening U.S. worksites related to COVID-19

UK resources:

The UK’s Job Retention Scheme

Re-open for business in the UK: How to safely re-open shops and retail outlets

Re-Open for Business in the UK: How to plan a safe return to the workplace

Exiting lockdown and the re-opening of UK workplaces: Employers' frequently asked questions

UK COVID-19: Back to the workplace – stay alert

Other regional resources:

The emerging normal: navigating UAE employment issues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic


Webinar: Listen to the on-demand recording

CBI Daily Coronavirus webinar: Returning to work safely

Loading data