Since its discovery in late 2019, the Covid-19 virus has required huge adjustments from society and businesses. The constantly changing and sometimes inconsistent measures to contain the pandemic continue to affect private households and companies in all sectors worldwide. This present state of emergency has become the new normal.
The sometimes-serious changes in occupational health and safety as well as in civil, corporate and insolvency law, short-time work and short-time benefits, sudden absences, necessary cancellations or ambiguities in claims that can be derived from the Infection Protection Act, can quickly lead to considerable costs not exclusively for media and film production companies but also others.
To alleviate these financial risks, federal and EU-wide bailout packages and tax breaks were introduced simultaneously which should not go unused.
The relocation of digital workplaces due to new regulations on the obligation to work from home also poses new legal risks.
Work materials are often subject to secrecy or there are clear specifications from clients or licensors on how certain information or software must be technically safeguarded. Many companies have now drawn up their own data security policies for working from home, which in turn makes it necessary to amend contracts accordingly.
It remains to be seen how long the pandemic state will last. However, those who act strategically, wisely and courageously will now also have new opportunities to make significant and systematic changes in their own company in the medium to long term once the Corona crisis has been kept under control.
We will be happy to advise you on how you can navigate yourself and your company reliably and safely through these changing times.
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