COVID-19 Webinars

L&E Global Webinar Recording: Vaccination Issues for Employers in Asia-Pacific

18 June 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway across the globe, and employers worldwide are confronted with complex issues as they seek to protect the health and safety of their workforces, while avoiding infringement of the rights of individual employees. In this webinar, a panel of lawyers from Australia, China, India, Japan and Singapore shared best practices and responses to some frequently asked questions, including

  • Can the employer require employees to be vaccinated, and if so must exceptions or accommodations be made on religious or medical grounds? What types of disciplinary action may be taken against employees who refuse to be vaccinated?
  • What are the wage-hour implications of time expended getting vaccinations or leaves due to vaccination side effects?
  • Is the employer which requires vaccination liable for expenses or damages arising from illness or injury sustained through an adverse reaction to the vaccine?
  • If the employer does not require vaccination, must it accommodate employees who refuse to work with unvaccinated employees?
  • Can an employer which chooses not to require vaccination instead incentivize employees to be vaccinated (e.g. through bonuses, vouchers, additional time off, etc.)?

Our panel of speakers included:

  • Sowmya Kumar (IndusLaw in India)
  • Thomas Choo (Clyde &Co Clasis in Singapore)
  • John Sander, moderator (Jackson Lewis in United States)
  • Tatsuo Yamashima (Atsumi &Sakai in Japan)
  • Amy Zhang (Harmers Workplace Lawyers in Australia)
  • Carol Zhu (Zhong Lun Law Firm in China)

View the webinar recording here.

WEBINAR: The Coronavirus and Australian Business – Workplace Relations Issues

11 March 2020 – In this webinar, Michael Harmer, Chairman & Senior Team Leader, Madeleine Boyd, Senior Associate and Zeb Holmes, Solicitor of Harmers Workplace Lawyers, explore the Coronavirus and its potential impact on Australian workplaces.

Michael examines the rights and obligations of business operators vs. employees, contractors, customers and others coming into contact with your business; developing a Risk Management Plan for your business and change managing the introduction of that Risk Management Plan consistent with Australian workplace law. Zeb and Madeleine provide answers to the top 10 questions asked by Australian employers.

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Disclaimer: This webinar provides a summary only of the subject matter covered without the assumption of a duty of care by the firm. No person should rely on the contents as a substitute for legal or other professional advice.