EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Struck Down: An Update for U.S. Employers With Employees in the EU and UK

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The court found that the framework did not comply with data protection requirements that apply when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of commerce. In this webinar, the speakers will provide an up-to-the-minute briefing on what this decision means for organisations that are certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Topics will include:

what may change for businesses relying on standard contractual clauses (SCCs);
what to expect with respect to transatlantic data transfers after this decision and a looming Brexit; and
practical tips for U.S. employers with employees in the European Union and United Kingdom.

Webinar: COVID-19: Reopening the Workplace in Germany

Since mid-May, the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 situation in Germany have been gradually relaxed. More and more employers re-open their offices and employees return from their home office to work at the employer’s premises. At the same time travel restrictions within Europe are gradually lifted and business travel will become possible again. These steps can be a challenge for employers who also need to safeguard the employees’ health and safety while being on work and prevent a spread of the virus at the workplace. In our webinar we will provide you with an overview over the new occupational health and safety standards from the Federal Department of Labor, EU-OSHA, the lifting of the German travel restrictions to be observed when returning to work, but also with aspects to be considered for employers who decide to expand the possibility to work from home in the future. Finally, we will also update you on the recent developments on governmental support related to your workforce.

COVID-19: Reduction of working hours, pay cuts and employment issues in Germany – Short-Time Work and other measures German employers can take to react to the current crisis

In our webinar we will answer the most important questions about the reduction of working hours and continued pay in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, which most companies are currently facing. This includes an overview over the possibilities of implementation of Short-Time work, probably the most important instrument for reducing personnel costs in the very short term. In addition, we will deal with questions concerning (un-) paid leave, pay cuts, vacation arrangements, alternative work options such as working from home and what happens if the authorities order quarantine or activity bans or employees are unable to work because they have to take care of their children.

COVID-19: Rescue Measures for a European Workforce

Many European countries have instituted emergency measures designed to save jobs and help employers maintain business continuity through the “war on COVID-19.” This webinar will address the various programs available in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, and how global organizations are able to access these programs to retain employees and recover costs. The speakers will also cover frequently asked questions related to furloughs, reduced schedules, temporary unemployment subsidies, use of accrued vacation time, and benefits issues, as well as recommended steps to effectively implement such measures while strengthening employee engagement during these difficult times.
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After-Work-Shop: Company Benefits – More for Employees

A continuing shortage of skilled labor and the increasing desire of employees and applicants for individualized working conditions characterize the current personnel landscape. Companies are increasingly focusing on retaining existing employees and attracting qualified new ones. At the same time, companies want to offer more innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly services such as company bicycles