1-Hour Program

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“Duty of care” and workplace health and safety in the international context used to be complicated enough. Then Covid hit, exacerbating the compliance imperative and spawning the problem of the telecommuter who slips off to a foreign country. This fast-paced session distinguishes the three separate categories of laws that, in each country, impose a “duty of care” on employers. It unpacks multinationals’ workplace health and safety obligations in the Covid era, both to overseas-local staff and border-crossing employees -- international business travelers, expatriates and “wandering workers” who telecommute from overseas for personal reasons. The session concludes by offering strategies and solutions: four different compliance initiatives a multinational can launch to meet its “duty of care” worldwide.  Please join Donald C. Dowling, Jr., Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C. for this informative hour.


What you will learn:

  • Part 1:  The scope of an employer’s legal duty of care to its employees, the U.S. versus overseas (25 minutes)
  • Part 2:  How an employer’s duty of care plays out as to differently-situated employees (15 minutes)
  • Part 3:  Strategies and best practices for minimizing duty of care exposure globally (10 minutes)
  • Part 4:  Global policies and initiatives for multinational duty of care compliance (10 minutes)


Who should attend:

  • Lawyers advising multinationals on cross-border employment law compliance
  • Members of multinationals’ Covid-response teams
  • Industrial safety and workers’ compensation experts
  • Human resources experts responsible for expatriates and international business travelers



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