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Talking Work

Talking Work

By Ius Laboris
Talking Work is an employment law podcast by Ius Laboris. Join us and our specialists from around the world as they tackle a range of issues, all to do with the changing world of work.
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How might a Biden presidency impact employment law?
Trump and Biden are politically poles apart and so it is a fair assumption that changes to employment law will be made by the new Biden administration. But what specifically might they do? We invited Maria Tavano, attorney in our US member firm FordHarrison, to tell us what sort of changes she anticipates over the coming months. Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
10:31
November 16, 2020
How positive is the law? Positive discrimination in the workplace
As eliminating racial inequality in the workplace becomes a goal for more and more forward-thinking companies, we take a detailed look at the issue of 'positive discrimination' in this podcast. We talk to José Carlos Wahle, partner in our member in Brazil Veirano Advogados about a Brazilian company that recently offered traineeships only to black applicants and is now being prosecuted for unlawful discrimination. We ask how likely the case is to succeed. We also talk to Lucy Lewis, partner in our UK firm, Lewis Silkin, as she sets out 5 key points employers should consider before taking affirmative action on behalf of disadvantaged groups. José and Lucy have also collaborated on an article about positive discrimination, with comments from eight other countries, which you can read here: https://bit.ly/3owJo3v  Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
11:38
October 29, 2020
How virtual reality will change the way we work
In this episode, we interviewed Frank Steinicke, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Hamburg, to find out how immersive technology will affect how we work now and in the future – and most importantly – how to prepare for this new reality.  Frank will speak more about the impact of AI and virtual reality in the workplace at our Legal HR Summit on the 4-5 November. Register here: www.legalhrsummit.com Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
12:20
October 20, 2020
COVID-19 and its impact on employment in the US
For this episode, we invited Jeff Mokotoff, partner in our US law firm FordHarrison, to talk about how COVID-19 is impacting employment in the US. Jeff tells us what is happening now, with layoffs and restructuring featuring heavily. He and also gives us his predictions about future employment litigation, based on working hours, discrimination and more. Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
15:22
October 14, 2020
How to encourage good mental health at work
To chime with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we invited Yvonne Frederiksen, partner in Ius Laboris Danish firm Norrbom Vinding, to discuss just how ‘healthy’ the law on mental health is in different countries around the world and how to support good mental health practices at work. Yvonne also shares some great ideas on how to encourage neurodiversity at work. Check out this very healthy episode of Talking Work. If you want to know more about this topic, take a look at our latest publication called ‘Mental Health at Work’. Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
13:37
October 6, 2020
New rules on sending workers to EU countries come into force
The Revised Posted Workers' Directive and what employers need to know now. Sophie Maes, partner in Belgian firm Claeys & Engels, talks to Deborah Ishihara about the revised rules for temporary secondees coming to work in EU member states. We find out what the new rules cover and also think about the patchwork of different countries, some having implemented the directive on time (30 July 2020), some with draft law in the pipeline and others that have not yet started the process. Sophie advises how employers should handle these disparities and also sets out the main points employers should check to ensure compliance. Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
15:51
September 29, 2020
Data and privacy: how COVID-19 is rewriting the rulebook
Temperature checking, thermal imaging and more – how is the tension between data & privacy and data sharing and usage in the public interest playing out in the time of COVID-19? We are joined by Alex Milner-Smith, Co-Head of the Data & Privacy Group at our Ius Laboris UK firm, Lewis Silkin, to discuss how past data protection norms are being pulled out of shape by the pandemic. We also take a practical look at how to undertake a data privacy impact assessment and Alex provides his checklist of issues for employers to focus on from a privacy perspective. Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
25:26
September 22, 2020
Is China fully back to work now?
We have invited Tracy Zhu, counsel at Ius Laboris China, (Fangda Partners), to explain how things are panning out in China post-COVID. We talked with Tracy about the impact of the pandemic on how companies operate, and what level of optimism currently exists in China about the future of its economy. Find out more about how employers in 49 countries are managing the gradual return to work in our new international Back to Work Guide: https://theword.iuslaboris.com/hrlaw/coronavirus  Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
10:15
September 16, 2020
Working from home in the time of COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the world of work. For the inaugural episode of Talking Work, we invited Jenny Hellberg to talk to us about the legal aspect of working from home in the time of COVID-19. Jenny is a partner at the Ius Laboris member firm for Sweden, Elmzell. In this episode, she talks about Sweden, but also more generally about the questions she and her international colleagues are being asked worldwide. Talking Work is a podcast by Ius Laboris, the leading legal alliance in employment law - www.iuslaboris.com
17:57
September 10, 2020