Return to Work Virtual Toolkit for Employers: Global Focus

Return to Work Virtual Toolkit for Employers: Global Focus – Considerations for Multinational Employers


The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on organizations of all sizes across all industries. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is forcing employers all over the world to consider various new policies as economies reopen and businesses consider requiring many of their workers to return to the workplace. To properly navigate the complexities of these novel COVID-19 employment issues, you need innovative but practical solutions.

In response to the challenges that employers now face, McDermott developed a webinar series to take a deep dive into all of the issues at stake–from workplace safety to employee privacy, as well as strategies to mitigate risk and respond to the inevitable surge in litigation. Join our colleagues from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States as they provide their unique insights into these issues from a global perspective.

This webinar is designed for multinational employers and will provide strategies for navigating return to work issues in a number of countries that have dealt with the pandemic in different ways.

Discussion topics include:

  • Compare and contrast various countries’ plans to reopen, including relevant date(s) or milestones for plan implementation
  • Exploring various countries’ requirements and/or best practices for reopening businesses, including encouraging telework, modifying the physical workplace, distancing of employees, utilizing face coverings, screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms, and creating a protocol for dealing with employees who test positive for COVID-19
  • Balancing workplace safety concerns against employee privacy rights
  • Identifying the similarities and differences amongst the legal responses to COVID-19 and key issues for employers across major jurisdictions

We will also conduct a Q&A session with the speakers at the end of the webinar. Please submit your questions in advance during registration.

MCLE credit is pending in California, Illinois and New York. A Multi-Jurisdiction Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting MCLE credit in all other jurisdictions. To be eligible to earn a CLE certificate, you must attend the entire webinar. Credit for partial attendance will not be provided.

Registration Information

Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (EDT)

Zoom webinar.

Details will be sent upon registration.

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