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.
111 - Littler’s APAC 2021 Series: Remote Workers in Asia versus Latin America
Trent Sutton, Managing Shareholder for Littler’s APAC Regional Hub in Singapore, and Juan Carlos Varela, Shareholder of Littler in the Miami office and leader of Littler’s Latin American Practice, discuss issues associated with remote workers in Asia versus Latin America.
This discussion presents the essential checklist for any employer assessing remote work compliance issues in the two regions: (i) What kinds of laws may apply; (ii) Compliance with work hours’ legislation; (iii) Mandatory reimbursement laws; (iv) Duty of Care and safety considerations; and (v) Practical challenges.
110 - Littler’s APAC 2021 Series: Asia’s Focus on LATAM and Putting Workers On the Ground
With Singapore planning on signing the Pacific Alliance to join this LATAM trade bloc, it seems that Asia’s interest in doing business with this region continues to gain attention and effort. In this podcast, we discuss briefly the primary options Asia employers may use to put workers on the ground and focus on some of the key risks and benefits associated with using independent contractors (rather than employees) to test the market in the region.
109 - Littler’s APAC 2021 Series: Japan, 6 month Review on the New Anti-bullying Rules
In this podcast, Trent Sutton and Aki Tanaka take a look at the first six months of Japan’s anti-bullying law, effective for large employers in June 2020. We discuss what the law is, how it has been applied, and what steps both large and small employers should be taking to comply with its anti-bullying requirements.
108 - Employment & Labor Law 2021: China, The New Civil Code and Personal Privacy at the Workplace
China’s new civil code is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in China’s modern era. Among other things, it impacts a number of key areas for employers in China. In this podcast, Shareholder Trent Sutton and Special Counsel Nancy Zhang out of Littler’s Singapore office talk generally about the civil code and focus briefly on new personal privacy rights that could impact employee monitoring.
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.