In this episode of the Global Solutions podcast series, Bonnie Puckett and Dan Dauplaise discuss variations in international laws on at-will employment, severance, terminations for cause, and terminations of employment agreements. The speakers explain COVID-19-related dismissals and the various ways they can be challenged through litigation across the globe.…
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Alexis Borestel and Mami Kato discuss internal work rules, and how employers may wish to modify them in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers explain internal regulations and work rules in effect in a number of European countries, as well as in Japan, South Korea, Peru, China, and other nations.…
In this episode of our new series on labor issues in California, Maria Anastas, Daniel Adlong, and Sean Kramer discuss what organized labor in California is doing about COVID-19, in terms of legislation and union information requests during the pandemic. The speakers specifically discuss Assembly Bill (AB) 685, which  now requires employers to take action when they receive notice of potential COVID-19 exposure and ensure that contact tracing protocols are in place.…
In this podcast, Charles Thompson, Christian Keeney, and Patty Matias discuss the unique challenges that staffing agencies are dealing with during the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers specifically address issues related to screening applicants for symptoms and exposure, the compensability of screening time, managing applications and onboarding remotely, and layoffs and notices required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.…
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Jean Kim and Mike Mahoney discuss the tax implications that emerge when expatriates work remotely outside of the United States both during and before the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers discuss income tax, social tax, and administrative issues employers may face when their employees travel and work internationally.…
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Justin Tarka and Ryan Martin discuss a variety of government programs and subsidies in Singapore, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and across Europe to maintain workforces during the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers also discuss new legislation regarding reductions in force and redundancies, wage support initiatives, and increased unemployment benefits.…
In this podcast, Lisa Bowman and Charles Thompson discuss strategies for conducting workplace investigations in the COVID-19 era in addition to the advantages and disadvantages of video conferencing as opposed to in-person meetings. The speakers address handling technological issues, addressing interviewees’ privacy concerns, tips for screen sharing, developing rapport with witnesses, and judging the credibility of interviewees.…
In this recap edition of our Global Solutions series, Ethan Isaac, Bonnie Puckett, and Carson Burnham look back on the last six episodes and reflect on trends in remote work arrangements in Europe and across the globe, Chinese privacy laws, the new Chinese sexual harassment law, and other topics that have emerged across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
In this podcast, Karen Tynan and Kevin Bland discuss how employers can strategize and prepare for the coming wave of COVID-19-related California Division of Occupational Safety (Cal/OSHA) complaints, citations, and inspections, in addition to litigation. The speakers address the trending interplay between Cal/OSHA citations and California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims and other civil actions as well as potential employer missteps such as a lack of documentation.…
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Katie Krouse and Adolfo Blonval address sector-specific COVID-19 guidelines that multinational employers may want to consider as they navigate an evolving COVID-19 business environment. The speakers discuss country-specific guidance for various industries, including manufacturing, retail, personal services, tourism, and hospitality.…