The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered the way we do business around the world. Among the biggest changes has been the shift in both where employees perform their work and how they interact with their employers. In many places, remote work is now the norm, even in industries that never considered it a viable option just a few years ago.
Now, as the dust starts to settle and we slowly emerge from pandemic-related restrictions, some multinational organizations are starting to backtrack on remote work. Some are revisiting the mechanisms they put in place at the height of the pandemic, altering their stance on telecommuting or eliminating the option entirely, while others are adopting hybrid approaches that involve some amount of in-person work.
As employers implement the transition back to the physical workplace, employees understandably have a lot of questions. PLI is addressing many of these pressing issues in a one-hour program, Worldwide Return-to-Work Initiatives After COVID: Global Strategies for Multinationals Reintegrating Staff Into Their Workplaces.
The session will tackle some hot-button questions related to the return to physical work on a global scale, including:
- Should employees returning to physical worksites be able to telecommute more than they did prior to the pandemic?
- How can an employer revamp or relax height-of-the-pandemic workplace safety precautions, such as vaccine screening, mask mandates, and exposure notifications?
- How should an employer communicate in order to convince staff that the workplace is safe?
- How does a multinational employer align its return-to-worksite initiatives across borders?
This riveting and fast-paced session will offer global strategies for multinational employers looking to get staff back to the workplace post-pandemic, including a discussion of the potential legal risks involved.
It is recommended for HR professionals at multinational employers, workplace safety professionals, and in-house and law firm lawyers who advise multinational clients on employment law and HR compliance. Register today.