The Global View - Managing an International Workforce
The challenges of managing an international workforce in this crisis-stricken era are as great as they have ever been.
Employers need a consistent approach coupled with high quality local knowledge. We work with our clients to manage their employment law needs globally. Lewis Silkin is the UK, Irish and Hong Kong member of Ius Laboris, the leading international employment law practice providing best-in-class coverage in over 50 countries.
Our one-stop global employment, immigration and reward advisory service is uniquely well placed to assist you, bringing together high-quality advice and expertise in every major jurisdiction. From world-leading multinationals to domestically focused businesses with just a handful of overseas staff, whatever your employment law needs around the world are, we can help.
Our international event series is aimed at in house counsel, HR practitioners at all levels, and anyone else with responsibilities for dealing with an international workforce.
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Register now for the following sessions:
EMEA Club discussion forum: Covid 19 – Vaccination and the impact on the workplace18 March 2021
With programmes now underway in many countries, what will the impact of vaccination be on the global workplace? How far can employers go in insisting that its employees take the jab, and what action might it take if an employee refuses? Can an employer impose a requirement that employees inform them once they have been vaccinated? And what about third parties who attend an employer’s premises? Can employers insist that they have been vaccinated?
The world of employment law: a year in review04 February 2021
Despite not being able to gather in person for our 17th annual Managing an International Workforce conference, we will still be presenting our highly rated annual round up of key developments in global employment law in a virtual format on 4 February.
Managing an International Workforce conference16 June 2021
We’re moving our market leading Managing an International Workforce conference, attended each year by over 300 delegates from around the world, from February to June next year.
APAC: Round up of employment law13 May 2021
We’ll look at the latest developments in employment law across the Asia Pacific region as well as looking to what’s on the horizon for the year ahead.
Home and away – when ‘working from home’ means working abroad29 October 2020
Covid-19 is causing many employees to ask if they can work from “home” for an extended period in an overseas country - for example, because it is their home nation or their family is based there. This article explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.
Life’s a beach? Working remotely from Barbados12 August 2020
Barbados has announced a new scheme designed to encourage overseas individuals to relocate there and work remotely. What issues arise for employers if their employees want to do this?
International requirements for employers when lifting restrictions during Covid-1913 July 2020
Every country is experiencing different rates and peaks of Covid-19, but as many start to ease restrictions, international employers may need to adopt multiple strategies for returning to places of work, based on the government guidance in each jurisdiction.
Recording working time in Europe: a risk heatmap14 November 2019
Employers across Europe are facing the challenge of responding to a recent European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruling on time-recording obligations. We’ve drawn up a heatmap to show, at a glance, the differing levels of risk across the European Union.
Green politics and employment law30 October 2019
This study of the impact of Green politics on global employment law is based on a survey of 13 jurisdictions. It was produced in collaboration with Ius Laboris member firms in those countries.
Populism and employment law02 September 2019
This study of the impact of the recent emergence of ‘populist’ political parties on global employment law is based on a survey of 11 jurisdictions where populism is assessed to be a significant political force. It was produced in collaboration with Ius Laboris member firms in those countries.