Conversations for the multinational employer on issues impacting their global business. The purpose of Littler's podcasts is to provide helpful information for employers, addressing the latest developments in labor and employment relations. They are not a substitute for experienced legal counsel and do not provide legal advice or attempt to address the numerous factual issues that arise in any employment-related issue.
107 - Equal Pay in Belgium
Equal Pay Day 2020 in Belgium is on March 27. In honor of this occasion, Koen De Bisschop and Yne Machiels, attorneys in Littler’s Belgian office, provide an overview of Belgian law governing equal pay, legislative and employer efforts to combat gender-based pay discrimination, and gender discrimination litigation in general.
106 - The Employment of Foreign Nationals in Belgium
In this podcast, Jolien Ceulemans and Koen De Bisschop with Littler’s Belgium office discuss some key points for multinational employers to consider when moving foreign nationals to Belgium for employment purposes.
105 - Doing Business in Italy
Littler Italy Associates Nicole Comelli and Marilita Piromalli provide an introduction to Italy’s labor system, discuss its unique features, and outline ways to efficiently access it.
104 - Cross-Border Internal Investigations: How Headquarters Can Investigate Around the World
Conducting a thorough, effective and legally compliant internal investigation is tough enough when the investigation is confined to the United States. When a multinational company headquartered in the United States needs to investigate possible wrongdoing internationally, there is a whole new world of extra challenges. Donald Dowling, Shareholder out of Littler’s New York office, offers an approach, and strategies, for conducting an internal investigation overseas.
For more information, see Don's Littler Report, How to Conduct an International Internal Investigation, at https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/how-conduct-international-internal-investigation.
103 - Handling Harassment Allegations in Europe: Critical Do’s and Don’ts
In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a high-level discussion on the critical do’s and don’ts of handling harassment allegations in Europe and how the investigative process in Europe differs from what employers may find customary in the United States. Attorneys Sophie Pélicier-Loevenbruck (Littler France), Julia Viohl (Littler Germany), and Raoul Parekh (Littler United Kingdom) discuss this topic from the perspective of the employment law framework in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, respectively.
102 - Dismissal Procedures for Misconduct or Performance in Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and UK
In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a discussion on the mandatory procedures that should precede the dismissal of employees for misconduct or unsatisfactory work performance from the angle of four different jurisdictions – Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom – in contrast to the prevailing employment at-will doctrine in the United States. Attorneys Aki Tanaka (Littler Japan), Ana Cristina Medina (Littler Colombia), Eric van Dam (Littler Netherlands), and Raoul Parekh (Littler United Kingdom) provide an overview of the mandatory pre-dismissal procedures that employers must follow for their respective jurisdictions.