Abi Adams-Prassl & Jeremias Adams-Prassl, COVID-19: Three Challenges for Labour Market Regulation (The Ethics of COVID)

Ethics of COVID

Join the Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of COVID, an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes on the ethical dimensions of the COVID crisis.

COVID-19: Three Challenges for Labour Market Regulation

Drawing on new survey evidence of the impact of Covid-19 on international labour markets, in this workshop, we set out three key challenges for Labour Market Regulation going forward. First, a number of issues raised by the explosion of working from home, including the fact that it is highly unequal, with a clear correlation between income and education/occupation: in the short run, low-income earners face significantly higher risk exposure; in the long run, how will employment law standards, from privacy to working time, have to adapt to be applicable away from the workplace? The second challenge relates to the emergency policies put in place to soften labour market impacts (such as the UK furlough scheme, or German Kurzarbeit), the curious incentives created by its rules, and the on-going confusion about its interaction with other norms, such as paid annual leave. Finally, emerging evidence suggests that women have been impacted disproportionately, raising a series about issues about the applicability of equality and anti-discrimination law.

This is an online event. It will be live streamed on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel at 12pm (5pm UK), Monday, June 22. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start of the live stream. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

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Abi Adams-PrasslAbi Adams-Prassl
Department of Economics
University of Oxford



Jeremias Adams-PrasslJeremias Adams-Prassl
Faculty of Law
University of Oxford

Mon, Jun 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin