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11 May 2020

The same as the majority of the European countries, Latvia also, first of all, thinks about solidarity between the state and entrepreneurs on the prevention of the immediate unemployment situation. In order to motivate entrepreneurs affected by the crisis not to discharge employees, having idle...

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30 March 2020

Immediately following the declaration of an emergency, the government has appealed to enterprises to avoid hasty decisions on redundancies and promised to draw up a special idle-time regulation.

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20 March 2020

On March 20, 2020, Parliament (Saeima) adopted the Crisis Act “On measures to prevent and manage national threats and consequences of Covid-19” which includes a series of measures aimed at mitigating the negative consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic for businesses.

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20 March 2020

On March 20, the parliament of the Republic of Latvia adopted a special law on the prevention and management of state threats and their consequences in connection with the spread of Covid-19 (hereinafter – the Crisis act), which introduces a number of temporary measures to mitigate the potential...

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20 March 2020

On 20th March 2020 Latvian Parliament has adopted amendments to the Commercial Law providing for remote participation and voting in the shareholders' meeting by means of written notification and electronic means of communication. The notice convening the meeting will specify the arrangements and...

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20 March 2020

In response to the consequences of COVID-19, the Latvian Parliament on 20 March 2020 has adopted the law “On measures to prevent and control national threats and its consequences in the spread of COVID-19”. Here is a look at the most important support measures planned.

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18 March 2020

The health data of an individual is a special category of personal data within the meaning of Article 9 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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18 March 2020

The state of emergency, the closed borders in many parts of Europe, the disappearance of foreign visitors – these factors have raised concerns among employers and employees about remuneration, work organization and other employment issues. Here is an overview of COVID-19 labor law issues.

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18 March 2020

During the emergency, the Cabinet of Ministers has imposed a duty on state and local government institutions to evaluate and, as far as possible, ensure the provision of face-to-face services remotely.

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