PLI's Cross-Border Employment Law 2022

PLI New York
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

and via Webinar

9:00 am - 5:15 pm ET

Martin Schmelkin, a partner in Jones Day's Labor & Employment Practice, will lead a panel discussion titled "Navigating the Post-Pandemic Global Workplace" at PLI's "Cross-Border Employment Law 2022" event on June 2.

The global pandemic has presented employers with previously unimaginable challenges—about the way we work, and about employees' and employers' expectations around work. Prior settled views about the value of physical presence at a workplace and proximity to colleagues have either evaporated or are holding on for dear life, depending on one's point of view, while hybrid working, a term that scarcely existed two years ago, seems to be here for good. While perhaps not everything has changed, much is, at the least, being rebottled.

This annual, full-day event, a convening of top employment lawyers from around the globe, will consider what has changed, what has remained the same, and what is essential for employment lawyers to know as we move into the third year of this new world order. Sophisticated practitioners, in-house counsel, and senior human resources executives will present, in a practical way, how best to advise the multinational employer and HR professional on hot-topic employment law issues.


  • Navigating the post-pandemic global workforce: returning to work; vaccines and testing; managing a remote, global workforce; and more.
  • Cross-border employment agreements: As employees increasingly work remotely, these agreements are under new scrutiny. Methods of compensation, as well, are evolving, with increased focus on incentive or variable compensation, new emphasis on flexible hours, and the ever-present issue of consultants and contractors, who continue to change the workplace.
  • Globalization of employee privacy, as exemplified by the GDPR and its expansion into Asia, the United States, and all parts of the globe. Harmonizing these new requirements is a continual challenge for multinationals.
  • Key differences between U.S. and overseas legal frameworks and union/management relationships, multi-national unions, how unions and works councils differ, and how employers can most effectively work with unions and works councils.


For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the PLI website.