In this podcast, Katie Desmond and Katherine MacIlwaine, members of Ogletree Deakins’ Immigration Practice Group, review the challenges that employers and employees face when a reduction in force (RIF) or layoff affects the employment of foreign nationals. The speakers review the varying considerations to keep in mind for workers with non-immigrant work visas, those who are in the green card process, and students with F-1 status. Katherine and Katie also provide information regarding grace periods, review the options that may be available for those in the green card process, and discuss other key topics regarding workforce reductions.
TECHPLACE™ Tickler: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Remote Workplace – Best Practices for Securing your Data and Technology
In the third episode of our TECHPLACE™ Tickler series, Danielle Ochs and Dani Vanderzanden discuss the importance of cybersecurity in the remote workplace. They cover best practices for securing your data and technology using physical, administrative and technical protective measures.
In this episode of our Global Solutions series, Chris Anderson and Andre Appel address laws regarding remote work in Europe, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates that were implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers focus on four issues that might arise in workplaces that have implemented remote work arrangements: (1) how employers and employees agree on teleworking arrangements; (2) whether employers must pay to implement a remote work arrangement, including payment for the necessary equipment to facilitate work from home; (3) employers’ workplace safety obligations with regard to employees who work from home; and (4) employee morale issues that might result from teleworking arrangements.
In this German-language podcast, Jacqueline Piran and Andre Appel from our Berlin office discuss major changes to German employment law effective August 1, 2022. Among other new obligations, employers are now required to provide all employees with written documentation—to be printed and signed with wet ink signature—on key terms and conditions of their employment; digital employment contracts will not suffice. Jacqueline and Andre examine these requirements and the different measures employers might consider taking to comply with the new legislation. This podcast is presented entirely in German. An English version of this episode is forthcoming.