Entries by Littler.com

Handling Harassment Allegations in Europe: Critical Do’s and Don’ts

In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a high-level discussion on the critical do’s and don’ts of handling harassment allegations in Europe and how the investigative process in Europe differs from what employers may find customary in the United States. Attorneys Sophie Pélicier-Loevenbruck (Littler France), Julia Viohl (Littler Germany), and Raoul Parekh (Littler United Kingdom) discuss this topic from the perspective of the employment law framework in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, respectively.   …

Mandatory Procedures for Employee Dismissals for Misconduct or Work Performance in Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the UK

In this podcast, Littler’s Johan Lubbe moderates a discussion on the mandatory procedures that should precede the dismissal of employees for misconduct or unsatisfactory work performance from the angle of four different jurisdictions – Japan, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom – in contrast to the prevailing employment at-will doctrine in the United States. …

What’s New with the EEOC?

In this podcast, Littler’s Michael Lotito and Jim Paretti discuss the EEOC, how the lack of a quorum affected the agency, and what we might expect now that the agency’s quorum has been restored. They also discuss the agency’s litigation program and the controversial EEO-1 compensation data reporting due this September.   …

Overview of European Works Councils

Johan Lubbe, U.S Practice Co-Chair of Littler’s International Employment Law Practice Group, and Dennis Veldhuizen (Littler Netherlands), Guillaume Desmoulin (Littler France), Ole Kristian Olsby (Littler Norway), and Dennis Lüers (Littler Germany) provide an overview of works councils in Europe. This podcast is a high-level discussion of this common European workplace structure.   …

California AB 5 – How Significant Could One Bill Be?

In this podcast, Michael Lotito and Jim Paretti of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute discuss pending California legislation – Assembly Bill 5 or “AB 5” – which is fast-tracking its way through the state legislature. The bill would codify portions of last year’s California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, in which the court instituted the “ABC test” for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor under state law. …

Next Generation Robotics and Workplace Health and Safety – How Businesses Safely Adopt Through Assessment and Prevention of Related Hazards

Natalie Pierce, co-chair of Littler’s Robotics, AI and Automation Practice group, and Alka Ramchandani Raj, Of Counsel member of the Workplace Safety and Health practice group, discuss how the use of robotics is affecting workplace safety and health. Natalie and Alka explain that while workplace repetitive stress injuries cost employers billions of dollars each year, OSHA has predicted that the integration of robotics will drastically reduce these injuries and associated costs. …

Digitization of the Workplace: The Impact of AI and Automation on the American Workforce

In this podcast, Aaron Crews, Littler’s Chief Data Analytics Officer, Natalie Pierce, co-chair of Littler’s Robotics, AI and Automation Practice Group and Diversity and Inclusion Council and Garry Mathiason, co-chair of Littler’s Robotics, AI and Automation Practice Group discuss what impact AI and automation will have on employers in the future.  …

Developing New Leadership Mindsets in the Age of Acceleration

In this podcast, Natalie Pierce, co-chair of Littler’s Robotics, AI and Automation Practice Group and Diversity and Inclusion Council, discusses with Tania de Jong AM the intersection of diversity and inclusion efforts with advancing technologies, such as robotics and AI. Tania is the Founder and Executive Producer of Creative Innovation Global, as well as an international soprano singer, speaker, and one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators. …