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How to manage the impact on your global workforce

RESPOND – A global COVID-19 response for legal leaders

Best-practice guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce

On 17 March 2020, Deloitte Legal hosted a webcast on managing the impact of COVID-19 on the global workforce. A panel comprising experienced attorneys from both Deloitte Legal and Epstein Becker Green provided a global, best-practice perspective on employment law issues amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The panel discussed:

  • Lessons that employers can learn from the experience in China,
  • The restrictions employers should consider as to medical inquiries or quarantine,
  • The latest on the legislative framework and temporary measures regarding pay, especially during quarantine, illness, or temporary shutdown, and
  • How employers can maintain business continuity during the crisis—in particular, regarding paid time off, telework and what to do when employees refuse to work because of their concern over contamination risk.

The panel members:

The webcast was hosted by Nicolaas Vermandel, Deloitte Legal Global Leader – Employment Law and Benefits. He was joined by:

From Epstein Becker Green:

  • Erika Collins
  • Susan Gross Sholinsky

From Deloitte Legal:

  • Fernando Bazan (Spain)
  • Alexander Fischer (China)
  • Andrew Lilley (UK)

View the recording

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