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12 Iustinianus Primus L. Rev. 1 (2021)

handle is hein.journals/iusplr12 and id is 1 raw text is: Lazar Jovevski*

THE FUTURE OF LABOUR RIGHTS IN COVID 19 CONTEXT
Summary ........................................................1  III. The role of  the pandemic in  the  transformation
I. Before the pandemic era.... ..... .................1  of labour....................................... ... ......... 5
II. The impact of the digital economy on the labour  IV. Dealing with the consequences of the pandemic
market - three decades ago ..................... ..........2  and their influence on the labour market............ 9
V. Challenges that will follow in the area of labour
and  w ork  relations.................... ..................12
Summary
This paper addresses the current issue of the employment situation in the context of the new
world situation related to the Sars Kov.2 (Covid 19) virus and the consequences that we should
expect in the future. The author of the paper analyses the policies undertaken at a national level
in the Macedonian legal and economic system that aim to deal with the problems and
consequences of the virus. The paper analyses the measures and how they reflect on the basic
labour rights and the already adopted labour standards. The author of the paper answers the
essential question, which is whether, in the conditions of the spread of the virus, the state bodies
that create policies are ready and to what extent to restrict the basic labour rights and
international standards. This paper also provides guidance and scientifically predicts the future
steps to be taken to transform and give a new role to the labour law in the coming years and
decades.
Key words: employment, rights, pandemic, labour policies.
I. BEFORE THE PANDEMIC ERA
The labour and labour relations have been developing continuously in the last two centuries, but
it seems that in the second decade of the twenty-first century there is an accelerated process of
dynamising the changes that in certain segments have a tectonic character r. To all this additional
acceleration was added with the advent of the new so-called pandemic of Covid 19 (Sars Cov 19)
2 which unequivocally affects the digitalisation process of labour relations in general. That is
why we could say that the changes that affected the employment and the labour, and certainly
manifested through changes in the economy, production and the jobs themselves, in terms of
* Lazar Jovevski, PhD., Associate Professor, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Iustinianus Primus Law
Faculty, e-mail:l.jovevski@pf.ukim.edu.mk
1 The emergence of the labour legislation began in 1802 in England by the adoption of the Law on the protection of
children and women, up until now, one of the basic characteristics of labour and employment is dynamics and
variability. For more information on this in Gzime.S, Trudovo pravo, Prosvetno delo, Skopje, 2009, p.44
2 Our country and society as a whole have faced a health crisis caused by the Coronavirus called Sars Cov 19,
known as Corona 19 This phenomenon of infection, which primarily has health and sanitary reflections, due to its
spread throughout almost the whole world, inevitably caused other than health consequences. One of the main
secondary negative global side effects is the economic crisis or we could say an earthquake that happened in our
country, as well as around the world. Namely, although the infection has started in China in November 2019, and
according to some information even earlier, it still spreads rapidly worldwide, only to be declared a global outbreak
by the World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2020.

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