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US employers want employees to return to the brick and mortar workplace but with the COVID-19 Delta variant rampaging across the US and elsewhere, many employers are requiring employees to be vaccinated before they return – and they are requiring proof of vaccination. So, what can employers do to track the vaccination status of their employees? In this Quick Chat video, our Labor and Employment and Data Privacy lawyers discuss risks and best practices for US employers on tracking…

Introduction Digital transformation has gained traction in recent years and affects employment relationships more than ever. The emergence of the so-called platform economy is certainly the epitome of this development. However, new technologies and methods of collaboration also need to comply with legal requirements. At the end of 2020, the Federal Labour Court (FLC) likely turned the platform business model upside down, when the judges decided that a crowdworker using a platform’s app on a…

Brian Hengesbaugh and Julia Wilson, a leading employment and privacy partner in our London office, join for this episode of Connect on Tech to discuss privacy in the work place and key issues employers are facing.  In this podcast, Brian and Julia take a deep dive into four key areas employers must carefully navigate in the data and privacy realm – i) the processing of testing and vaccination data, ii) employee monitoring in various guises from clever…

Our Labor and Employment, Global Immigration and Mobility, and Data Privacy lawyers discuss vaccine passports — what they are, how countries are already using them domestically and for international travelers, data privacy concerns related to the use of digital health documentation, and what employers should keep top-of-mind as vaccine passports become more common. Click here to watch Our Labor and Employment blog, The Employer Report, complements our video series, providing written legal updates on reopening and other hot topics.…

In this Mobility Minute, immigration attorney Matthew Gorman and data privacy attorney Cristina Messerschmidt team up to examine the issue of data privacy, or lack thereof, at US ports of entry, including international airports. We will review a recent court decision that appears to further minimize protections for travelers entering the United States, as well as consider what can be done to protect sensitive data, if anything, and how a potential COVID vaccination chip and…

Bradford Newman joins Brian Hengesbaugh to cover the latest in the use of artificial intelligence in hiring and recruiting. Listen to hear: how the use of AI in hiring and recruiting can open companies up to new liabilitieswhat the December 8th letter to the EEOC on AI hiring tools reveals about potential scrutiny of these tools under the Biden administrationBrad’s suggestions for companies using or considering using AI-powered hiring tools https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Zf6CrTGQlNkbGqu8Ueqpo?si=umGbTj_2TeuQl705QJrsJg For more AI topics,…

A global conversation exploring the key issues re-shaping the workforce in light of heightened disruption, technological advancements and cultural shifts. Companies are facing critical business challenges in regard to their most important asset – their people. While workforce transformation is not a new concept for global organizations, the pandemic has forced us to rapidly adapt our standard ways of working and how we engage with employees to ensure the long-term viability of the business. We…