Interlaw webinar: managing and protecting your employees – a global perspective


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The global outbreak of COVID-19 has created a unique set of circumstances for organizations and employers around the world. During these unprecedented times, we understand that safeguarding your employees is paramount. 

We assembled an expert global panel of Interlaw employment lawyers for this special question and answer webinar to provide clear guidance and practical advice. Different countries are at different points in this pandemic and leveraging their collective wisdom is crucial to being able to advise clients.

The webinar can be viewed here.

Panellists:
  • US - Dan Schwartz, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
  • UK - Nicola Inhatowicz, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins 
  • Germany – Annette Knoth, Partner, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein
  • Norway - Sten Foyn, Partner, Haavind 
  • South Korea – Jaehoon Choi, Partner and William Kim, Senior Associate, Lee and Ko
  • China – Wei Lin, Managing Partner, P.C. Woo & Zhonglun W.D. LLP 

    We received many questions from around the globe and we attempted to answer as many as possible. See below for a list of some of the questions that were answered and where to find them during the webinar.
  • Can you tell us what is going on in your particular jurisdiction and where you all are in the pandemic “curve”? (4:15)
  • How can employers reduce the risk to employees and what is an employer’s responsibility in your jurisdiction? (8:11)
  • What government financial support or other resources are available for employees? How are governments recommending employers deal with this? (14:43)
  • What resources are available if an employer is forced to close? How are you handling any shutdown orders? (29:21)
  • How have you been recommending employers deal with sick employees? Or those who are fearful of coming into work? (35:00)
  • How are your jurisdictions handling court proceedings, cases, tribunals, hearings? (40:54)
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