Upcoming Event

Webinar: Returning to Work: Strategies and Tools for Reintegrating Employees Worldwide

Wed. May 20, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Webinar hosted by Littler Mendelson: 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.


• 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


Donald C. Dowling, Shareholder, LITTLER
Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Associate, LITTLER
Nancy Zhang, Special Counsel, LITTLER


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


Questions? Contact Omar Suarez at osuarez[at]littler.com

Compliments of Littler Mendelson P.C. - a member of the EACCNY.