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Global Solutions: Workforces Stranded Abroad! Post-Proclamation and Post-Pandemic



In the fourth episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Ceridwen Koski and Diana Nehro discuss the impact of United States presidential proclamations issuing travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on key considerations regarding immigration, tax law, employee benefits, intellectual property, and restrictive covenants.


Unemployment during COVID-19: Reopening the Workplace



In the third episode of our four-part series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential issues that employers may want to consider as they continue to return furloughed and laid off employees to the workplace, including health insurance benefits, employee refusals to return to work, obligations under federal and state sick leave laws, and partial offset rules.


The Impact of the Ban on Certain Nonimmigrant Visas into the United States



On June 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation suspending the entry of individuals to the United States on select nonimmigrant visas. In this podcast, Caroline Tang discusses the impact of that proclamation on immigration processes within the United States and abroad, and how employers may want to respond.


Unemployment During COVID-19: After a Lay-off or Furlough



In the second of a four-part series on unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses potential considerations for employers following the decisions to lay-off or furlough employees, including notice requirements, voluntary furlough programs, supplementing unemployment benefits, and other ways to assist impacted employees.


Global Solutions: Go Away! International Travel and Border Restrictions



In the third episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Curtis Chow and Jean Kim discuss the impact of various border restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic on international business travel, including considerations for global employers facing mandatory quarantines and visa bans.


Unemployment During COVID-19: The Basics



In the first of a four-part series on unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley Cuttino discusses the general structure of the unemployment system and the recent changes due to federal and state actions, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.


Diversity and Inclusion at Work: How U.S. Law Impacts Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic



: In this episode of our Diversity and Inclusion at Work series, Sarah Platt and Brazitte Poole discuss diversity and inclusion laws and initiatives to consider during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In highlighting issues they covered in the D&I Legal Surveys, Model Policy & Compliance Tools, they provide common scenarios that employees may encounter and an overview of the various federal and state laws that employers should be mindful of as they return employees to their diverse workplaces.


Global Solutions: What’s up Doc? The Role of Designated Medical Providers in Returning Employees to Work



In this episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Carolyn Knox and Rebecca Marks discuss the role of occupational health providers in the European Union and Latin America, including how employers can effectively interact with occupational health providers during reopening post-COVID-19.


Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Global Laws & Compliance



In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Kimya Johnson and Bonnie Puckett discuss how employers with global workforces can create a diversity and inclusion program in light of differing and often conflicting laws across jurisdictions. Highlighting issues covered in the D&I Legal Survey, Model Policy, and Compliance Tools kit, this podcast details the various political, cultural and economic considerations for employers to create a D&I program and code of compliance consistent with their global values.


Third Thursdays with Ruthie: Strategies for Effective Responses to Discussions About Race



In this episode of our Third Thursday series, Ruthie Goodboe is joined by Luther Wright, Jr. to discuss strategies employers can use to respond to issues of race, social injustice and other difficult subjects.   Our speakers address barriers to healthy communications, proactive actions employers can take, and how to employees can engage on an individual level.