L&E Global Webinar Series

We are delighted to invite you to our L&E Global  June-July 2021 webinar series. Each webinar will have a duration of 1 hour and is free of charge. You can register for the webinar(s) of your preference via the specific registration button/s below and we invite you to share the invitation with your colleagues.

VACCINATION ISSUES FOR EMPLOYERS IN ASIA PACIFIC

Friday, 18 June 2021
3 p.m. China time / 5 p.m. Australia Eastern time » Register!
6 p.m. Central European Time / Noon U.S. Eastern Daylight time » Register!

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is underway across the globe, and employers worldwide are confronted with complex issues as they protect the health and safety of their workforces while avoiding infringement of the rights of individual employees. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the unique questions arising in the Asia-Pacific region:

  • 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 leave due to vaccination side effects?
  • Is the employer that 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 that chooses not to require vaccination instead incentivise employees to be vaccinated (e.g. through bonuses, vouchers, additional time off, etc.)?

In this webinar, a panel of lawyers from Australia, China, India, Japan and Singapore will answer these questions and share best practices.

Speakers:

Avik Biswas (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)

Cross-Border Remote Work, Authorised and Unauthorised – Latin America

Thursday, 24 June 2021
• 11:00 AM Mexico & Colombia
• Noon Eastern Daylight time & Chile
• 1:00 PM Argentina & Brazil
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Your employees suddenly turn up in a foreign country or exotic locale without management knowledge or approval carrying out remote work from their laptops, and intend to remain indefinitely. Or an employee wishes to return to his or her native country to spend extended time with family during the COVID-19 crisis. What issues of work authorisation, permanent establishment tax exposure, local social security requirements, cross-border employment law, workplace injury, and security of electronic communications arise, and how can they be handled? How can we establish a uniform approach to cross-border remote work, which both treats employees equitably and protects the company from exposures which it has no business interest in incurring? In this webinar, a panel will discuss the challenges for companies when employees request to work from Latin America and share best practices.

Speakers:

Alejandro Castellanos (Lopez Asociados in Colombia)
Nicolas Grandi (Allende & Brea in Argentina)
Gabriela Lima (TozziniFreire in Brazil)
Jimena Sanchez (De La Vega & Martínez Rojas in México)
John Sander, moderator (Jackson Lewis in United States)
Ricardo Tisi (Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos in Chile)

(Working) times are changing, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Thursday, 1 July 2021
• 5:00 PM Central European Time
• 4:00 PM UK time
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The Court of Justice of the European Union has often surprised national jurisdictions and employers with its rather strict interpretation of the EU Working Time Directive, for example, regarding the obligation to register working time. Also, recent cases concerning the conditions to qualify on-call time as working time and on the application of the working time limits for multiple employment contracts for the same employee can be considered as important evolutions in European working time law. Our speakers will discuss this EU jurisprudence from a practical point of view for employers and you can ask the questions about working time you always wanted to ask.

Speakers:

Gautier Busschaert (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
Alexander Lorenz (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany)
Pieter Pecinovsky (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
Stefania Stanciu (Magda Volonciu & Asociatii in Romania)

The webinars will also be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available after the webinars.