Date & Time
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
8:00 am-9:00 am
   |   Webinar
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As countries ease lockdown restrictions, the “new normal” in the coronavirus (COVID-19) environment means reopening offices and work sites with vigorous parameters for protecting the health and safety of employees, customers, and visitors. Workforce reintegration raises HR considerations, corporate social responsibility, and legal compliance challenges.

Multinational employers need to meet their legal duty to safeguard workers’ health and safety in every country, while complying with employee rights and strict data privacy laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Proactive companies are forging global strategies to avoid inconsistent, piecemeal approaches that force local managers to “invent the wheel” independently in far-flung locales – while simultaneously accounting for differences among local laws and varying COVID-19 infection patterns.

This fast-paced webinar addresses these tough issues:

  • Workplace health and safety requirements when implementing strategies like social distancing, mask-wearing, and disinfecting worldwide
  • Employers’ requisites as a precondition for entering overseas workplaces, including temperature, infection, and antibody tests; health/travel disclosures; and doctors’ clearances
  • Fairness in the workplace when one size just does not fit all. Determining which workers must report to the worksite or work from home while others are on furlough or quarantine
  • Foreign collective labor representatives and their role in the return-to-work equation: trade unions, works councils, and the omnipresent health and safety committees

Who should attend:

  • Lawyers who advise multinational headquarters on global strategy, international compliance, data privacy, and other labor and employment laws outside the United States
  • Human resources and privacy professionals with global responsibilities
  • Facilities managers, health and safety professionals, and collective bargaining professionals with international responsibilities


Nancy Zhang

Special Counsel