In this Global Solutions flash briefing, Skye Hao discusses two recent landmark sexual harassment cases in China and the enactment of China’s civil code, which took effect on January 1, 2021. Ogletree Deakins’ Global Solutions podcast series includes more country-specific flash briefings, full episodes on relevant topics for multinational employers, recap episodes, and companion materials.
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Andre Appel and Carson Burnham discuss the use of redundancies by employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including short-time programs and government programs to avoid mass terminations.
In part two of our two-part series focused on workplace rules and accommodation issues in the COVID-19 era, Jim Paul and Andrew Metcalf discuss flu vaccines, employer policies mandating vaccines, and other wellness decisions that employers may be considering in the next few months. The speakers address the best practices for implementing mandatory vaccine policies, depending on the relevant industry and company culture, in addition to considerations related to accommodation requests.
In the third episode of our four-part series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential issues that employers may want to consider as they continue to return furloughed and laid off employees to the workplace, including health insurance benefits, employee refusals to return to work, obligations under federal and state sick leave laws, and partial offset rules.