Changes in the form of labour relationships due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19

Linda Nātriņa

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractpeer-review


The aim of the study is to determine effectiveness of the existing labour regulation as well as amendments to the Labour law adopted by the government during a state of emergency declared in Latvia in the context with resulting challenges faced by the company’s management board. Was the scope of the board member's powers affected? During the research of the article there are used analytical, descriptive and induction methods. By using these methods, there are going to be analyzed legal acts and drawn conclusions. Global pandemic has become a challenge in matters related to the regulation of labor relations and has led to the need to review existing framework. The state of emergency declared in Latvia in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 has directly affected employees and employers. In this situation, the employer’s rights under the law are limited, however, a member of the board as a responsible person in the company has a duty to address this situation in the interests of both the company and the employees. Companies and their management board are forced to adapt to the new situation, respond and follow to regulatory changes, seek solutions and invest resources to organize their work. The research concludes that the legislator has responded to the problems relating to labour issues by amending the legislation including amendments in Labour law, which in turn has created a need for company's management board to focus their resources to gather and correctly interpret this information in order to quickly adapt to new circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventRSU Research week 2021: PLACES - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 25 Mar 202125 Mar 2021
Conference number: 2


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: PLACES
Abbreviated titleRW2021
Internet address

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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