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Newsletter August, 2020

Brazilian Supreme Federal Court issued a preliminary decision questioning the nature of Covid-19 as an occupational disease

August, 2020
  • The Federal Supreme Court did not bring clarity on this issue and in any case its decision was preliminary
  • The previous legislation on the recognition of occupational diseases remain
Newsletter July, 2020

Chile, Colombia, Uruguay: Covid-19 as an occupational disease

July, 2020
  • Legislations in Chile, Colombia and Uruguay aligned to recognised Covid-19 as an occupational disease for the health sector.

Belgium: Covid-19 as an occupational disease extended to employees in essential services

July, 2020
  • Belgian legislation established recognition of Covid-19 as an occupational disease in various sectors, but for a limited period of time;
  • After consultation, social partners agreed to this new legislation

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