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BEST PRACTICES FOR REMOTE WORK IN FRANCE

Wed, July 7, 2021 • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CET

After a year of the global health crisis, remote work is on the rise in France and it is reshaping the traditional workplace. Before the pandemic, only few companies had some form of remote working in place but with the newly created reality, a major shift is around the corner and it’s urging the companies to adapt and revise their protocols and working agreements .

In response to these concerns, our Fast Webinar revises and presents the current situation and what you need to know about remote working in France, the legal framework for the companies meant to sustain the transition for all the involved stakeholders and ultimately, what are the “do’s and don’ts for remote work to become a more regular practice in the nearest future.

Speakers:

Florence Bacquet, Partner

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THE WHISTLEBLOWING DIRECTIVE: A GAME CHANGER? 

Thur, Mar 18, 2021 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CET

On 16 April 2019, the EU Whistleblowing Directive was passed by the European Parliament, giving EU-based employee whistleblowers many of the same protections long enjoyed by employees in the US. What does this mean for your EU-based business? To what extent will national laws implementing the Directive create a variety of local requirements across the EU? What do you need to know and how do you as a business comply? The EU specialist speakers will discuss the implications, provide best practices and answer your questions.

Speakers:

Florence Bacquet (Flichy Grangé Avocats in France)
• Gautier Busschaert (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
• Kristian Foss Aalmo (Storeng, Beck & Due Lund in Norway)
• Michael Witteler (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany)

Moderator: John Sander (Jackson Lewis in USA


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VACCINATION AND EMPLOYMENT: CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYER

Thur, Feb 18, 2021 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CET

Now that the vaccination process in countries has started, difficult issues for employers arise.
  • - Can the employer ask a candidate in an interview whether he has received a vaccination and require proof of same?
  • - Can the employer make vaccination a condition of hiring or continued employment?
  • - Is a specific business necessity beyond the employer’s general duty of care needed to justify a vaccination requirement?
  • - If a vaccination requirement is valid, what duties of accommodation of religious beliefs, disability status or other characteristics does the employer have?

In this webinar you will get answers to these data privacy and employment questions. Of course, you will have the opportunity to ask all questions you have!

Speakers:

• Avik Biswas (IndusLaw in India)
• Pedro Diaz-Torres (Jackson Lewis in USA)
• Frédéric-Guillaume Laprévote (Flichy Grangé Avocats in France)
• Gabriela Lima (TozziniFreire Advogados in Brazil)


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Brexit advice for employers


What do employers need to know about the new post-Brexit immigration system? The close of the transition period on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the UK's participation in the European Union Customs Union and European Single Market. Our Brexit 30-minute webinar will give you practical implications of Brexit for employment law and your people processes.
  • Actions that are required in relation to existing EU staff in the UK / What do HR and British employees in France need to do?
  • Right to work – what checks need to be carried out and what are the risks if they’re not done correctly?
  • Supporting employees – what can you do to help and to what extent are you required to do so?

Speakers:
• Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé Avocats in France)
• Neena Samuel (Clyde & Co in UK) 


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FRANCE: GETTING BACK TO WORK - HOW TO ORGANIZE THE WORKPLACE SAFELY FOR COVID-19

Wed, Apr 29, 2020 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET

In light of the recent Amazon, La Poste, and Carrefour court rulings, Caroline Scherrmann and Olivier Kress will answer the questions relating to the following issues:
  • - The legal background pertaining to health and safety at work
  • - The employer lessons of the Amazon, Carrefour, and La Poste court rulings for Covid-19
  • - Practical legal tips for preparing the return to work
  • - Key prevention measures to be implemented upon business restart
Speakers:
Caroline Scherrmann, Partner
Olivier Kress, Partner

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COVID-19 in France – What do employers need to know (and what should they be doing)?

Date: Monday, Apr 6, 2020 • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CET

The speakers will answer among others the following questions:

  • Business continuation: Get an insight on what employers should do to adequately ensure their employees continue working
    • safety rules, health and security matters,
    • staff representation
    • incentives
  • Your business had to stop? the various measures the French government took to help
    • Leave of absence
    • Short-time work
    • Business-oriented measures (loans, deferred contributions, etc.)

Speakers:
• Joël Grangé (Partner of Flichy Grangé Avocats)
• Florence Aubonnet (Partner of Flichy Grangé Avocats)
• Florence Bacquet (Partner of Flichy Grangé Avocats)

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Coronavirus: your essential workforce update. Key information to help you make effective decisions in these challenging times.

March 23rd 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Europe/Paris


Since our last webinar on this topic at the beginning of March, the situation especially in Europe has taken a dramatic turn. Questions that were imminent at the beginning of March are no longer relevant in practice. Employers are now being faced with the need to make difficult business decisions at extremely short notice. We would like to give you some guidance for key European jurisdictions.

The webinar will feature attorneys from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands with deep knowledge and experience regarding the consequences of the Coronavirus in the workforce.

The speakers will answer among others the following questions:
Insights
  • - What about employees who must stay at home to take care of their children given the school’s closure?
  • - Can employees be asked to take their leaves and their dates of leaves changed without notice? What about the use of time saving accounts?
  • - Short time work: how does it work? Conditions, timeframe and formalities, duration and indemnification
  • - How to manage works councils statutory meetings and other duties?
  • - Are redundancies prohibited?

Speakers

  • - Verena Braeckeler-Kogel (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany)
  • - Marcello Buzzini (LABLAW in Italy)
  • - Alina Gizejowska (Sobczyk & Partners Law Firm in Poland)
  • - Karol Hillebrandt (Palthe Oberman in the Netherlands)
  • - Frédéric-Guillaume Laprévote (Flichy Grangé in France)
  • - Ivan Suárez (Suárez de Vivero in Spain)

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HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS THE WORKPLACE?

Monday, 2 March at 9 am CET and 6 pm CET

Employers are confronted with numerous legal issues as they address Coronavirus travel restrictions and consider health and safety measures to protect their workforce. In this webinar we will address legal risks and best practices relating to the Coronavirus, from the perspectives of employment law, health and safety, data privacy, and discrimination/human rights in the US, Europe and China. Join this insightful webinar to better manage the related risks for your business!

Speakers :

  • - Verena Braeckeler-Kogel (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany)
  • - Matt Harrop (Clyde & Co in United Kingdom)
  • - Frédéric-Guillaume Laprévote (Flichy Grangé in France)
  • - Katharine Weber (Jackson Lewis in USA)
  • - Ying Zhao (Zhong Lun in China)
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Global Pay Equity

Thursday 6 February 2020 at 6 p.m. Central European Time / noon Eastern Time

Identifying key wage and hour risks confronting international retailers and strategies for compliance.
Pay equity issues are of increasing concern to employers and employees alike, and with good reason. Equal Pay has been reinvigorated by recent political and legislative initiatives as well as social media. Equal pay litigation is on the rise. More and more companies conduct pay audits to ensure employees are being paid fairly and in compliance with these new laws. In response to the increase in pay equity legislation and the challenges employers are facing to understand and comply with equal pay laws, join this insightful webinar to better manage the related risks for your business and ask the questions you always wanted to ask!

Topics to be addressed in the webinar are amongst others: (i) flexible working time; (ii) work space and accommodation and statutory right for a home office; (iii) performance management without formal performance appraisals; (iv) 24/7 connectivity; (v) unlimited vacation.
Speakers :
  • - Florence Aubonnet (Flichy Grangé in France)
  • - Joy Chin (Jackson Lewis in United States)
  • - Nick Elwell-Sutton (Clyde & Co, United Kingdom)
  • - Marijke van der Most (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany)

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Retail webinar: On-the-clock, All Over The World

Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 5 p.m. CET

Identifying key wage and hour risks confronting international retailers and strategies for compliance.
The webinar will feature a panel discussion among attorneys from United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and France with deep experience representing employers confronted with class action wage and hour cases and the myriad of issues arising from the unique scheduling demands of the retail industry as they collide with the growing push to ensure through local laws that employees receive sufficient time off and compensation.

Speakers :

  • - Jonathan Dye (Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti in Canada)
  • - Eric R. Magnus (Jackson Lewis in USA)
  • - Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé in France)
  • - James Major (Clyde & Co in United Kingdom)
  • - Moderator: Rich Landau (Jackson Lewis in USA)
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Workplace Diversity, a multicultural organisation

Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 5 p.m CET

Diversity in the workplace is vital for employees because it manifests itself in building a great reputation for the company, leading to increased profitability and opportunities for workers. Workplace diversity is important within the organization as well as outside. Business reputations flourish when companies demonstrate their commitment to diversity through aggressive outreach and recruiting efforts.

Speakers :

  • - Laura Cinicola (LABLAW in Italy)
  • - Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé in France)
  • - Iván Suárez (Suárez de Vivero in Spain)
  • - Tracie Maurer (Jackson Lewis in USA)
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Brexit and the Impact on Immigration 

Tuesday 2 April at 5 p.m. CET

The UK departure date from the European Union is fixed on 29 March 2019. Just three days after the reality hits in, we will give you the first insights with respect to the consequences of this departure for your business. Register to be completely up-to-date and at the end of the webinar you will have the opportunity to ask questions to our experts.

Speakers :

  • - Luca Failla (LABLAW in Italy)
  • - Karol Hillebrandt (Palthe Oberman in The Netherlands)
  • - Pieter Pecinovsky (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
  • - Tim Richards (Clyde & Co LLP in United Kingdom)
  • - Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé Avocats in France)
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Employees vs independent Contractors: Europe, focus on The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal 

Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 5 p.m. CET

Understanding the distinction between independent contractors and employees and re-characterisation of an independent contractor into an employee or from an employee into an independent contractor. Despite the risks of re-characterisation the use of independent contractors has increased significantly. The rise of the on-demand economy has led to an increase in litigation, with the qualification of the contracts and work agreements as the central issue. Join this insightful webinar to better manage the related risks for your business and ask the questions you always wanted to ask!

Speakers :

  • - Florence Bacquet (Flichy Grangé Avocats in France)
  • - Gautier Busschaert (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
  • - Lydia Milders (Palthe Oberman in The Netherlands)
  • - Helena Tapp Barroso (Morais Leitão in Portugal)

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Employees vs Independent Contractors: Europe, focus on Germany, Poland and Switzerland 

Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 5 p.m. CET

Understanding the distinction between independent contractors and employees and re-characterisation of an independent contractor into an employee or from an employee into an independent contractor. Despite the risks of re-characterisation the use of independent contractors has increased significantly. The rise of the on-demand economy has led to an increase in litigation, with the qualification of the contracts and work agreements as the central issue. Join this insightful webinar to better manage the related risks for your business and ask the questions you always wanted to ask!

Speakers :

  • - Andre Lerch (Humbert Heinzen Lerch in Switzerland)
  • - Katrin Scheicht (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany)
  • - Janusz Zagrobelny (A. Sobczyk & Wspolpracownicy in Poland)



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The New Workplace: Management Innovation In a World of Traditional Employment Law 

Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 5 p.m. CET

The concept of the global workplace is changing, driven both by ever-increasing business productivity and the preferences of the Millennial generation of employees. Yet in many countries employment law has not kept up. How do we effectively and legally implement some of the key drivers of the modern workplace in a multi-jurisdictional environment?

Topics to be addressed in the webinar are amongst others: (i) flexible working time; (ii) work space and accommodation and statutory right for a home office; (iii) performance management without formal performance appraisals; (iv) 24/7 connectivity; (v) unlimited vacation.

Speakers :

  • - Avik Biswas (IndusLaw in India)
  • - Gautier Busschaert (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
  • - Tania Mistretta (Jackson Lewis in USA)
  • - Kara Preedy (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany)
  • - Iván Suárez (Suárez de Vivero in Spain)
  • - Moderator: John Sander (Jackson Lewis in USA)
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Sexual Harassment in the workplace (Lexology)

Thursday 18 October 2018 at 5 p.m. CET

Speakers: 

  • - Florence Aubonnet (Flichy Grangé Avocats in France)
  • - Steven Baderian (Jackson Lewis P.C. in U.S)
  • - Kara Preedy (Pusch Wahlig Legal in Germany)
  • - Nicolas Simon (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
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Opening Up Shop, solutions to the challenges of opening in a new jurisdiction: Europe - insights in (1) Labour and employment requirements; (2) Corporate requirements; and (3) Payroll and Benefits Providers

Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 2 p.m. CET<

Speakers: 

  • - Verena Braeckeler-Kogel (Pusch Wahlig Legal in Germany)
  • - Thomas de Jongh (Van Olmen & Wynant in Belgium)
  • - Nick Elwell-Sutton (Clyde & Co LLP in UK)
  • - Andre Lerch (Humbert Heinzen Lerch in Switzerland)
  • - Caroline Scherrmann (Flichy Grangé Avocats in France)
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The impact of Brexit on your EU workforce

Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 2 p.m. CET

Speakers:

  • - Falko Daub (Pusch Wahlig Legal in Germany)

  • - Karol Hillebrandt (Palthe Oberman in the Netherlands)

  • - Tim Richards (Clyde & Co LLP in UK)

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