As Barbados and other Caribbean islands relax their curfew restrictions and begin re-opening businesses, employers and employees must be prepared to manage the hazard of infectious viruses like COVID-19 in the workplace. This reality is further compounded by the fact that the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 – November 30, 2020)
The judgement handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on May 7, 2020 in the matter of Chefette Restaurants Limited vs Orlando Harris marks a watershed moment in the short history of the Employment Rights Act (ERA). Certainly, the judgment is welcome news for employers who to date have been hard pressed to
In late 2019, an acute respiratory disease emerged, known as novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The pathogen responsible for COVID-19 is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, also referred to as the COVID-19 virus), a member of the coronavirus family. In response to the growing spread of COVID-19, WHO has published a number of
The challenges facing employers during the COVID-19 crisis are growing. Each day presents decisions about working remotely, evaluating potential workplace hazards, responding to employee concerns and maintain business operations.
Although the COVID-19 originated in China, over 100 countries have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 leading WHO to declare a global pandemic. Given that employers have an obligation to ensure a safe workplace, which includes taking steps to guard against the risk of infectious diseases, the outbreak of this new virus should prompt employers
The life as we know it no longer exist. The state of COVID-19 has made many things obsolete, for example the way we do business, the way we interact with each other and the way we see each other; perspective. We are experiencing unprecedented change and, even though we know that change is constant, we
The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihood and well-being of millions of people around the globe. Government, employers and employees must play a crucial role in combating the effects of the outbreak, ensuring