Back to the Future – Coronavirus and Beyond. UK and US perspectives

Back to the Future – Coronavirus and Beyond. UK and US perspectives

Monday, May 11, 2020

9:30 am – 10:30 am EST


Transatlantic Chamber of Commerce, alongside Browne Jacobson and Akermans, will be hosting an interactive webinar on the impact on employees and businesses from Coronavirus Covid-19 and discuss the back to work process and restarting transatlantic business.

It is known that the COVID19 crisis is unprecedented. A major rupture, arrived at speed, with an enormous impact on every aspect of life and business. There’s a huge effect on employees across the world with businesses forced to furlough staff, make redundancies or work from home with an expectation of 12 – 18 months or returning back to ‘normality’.

From furloughs to leave, to salary reductions and layoffs, both British and American employers are utilising all available options to navigate these unprecedented times. Businesses with American employees must also understand the impact of newly enacted legislation such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES”), as well as laws passed by individual states to address the pandemic.  We will discuss these issues, as well as the challenges faced by UK and US employers as they prepare for a return to work and the “new normal” workplace.

Join us for this interview style event where we will discuss:

  • An update on employment law both in the UK and USA
  • Issues arising from the Government’s Job Retention Scheme
  • Lessons we learned from contracts over the past month or so (specifically around Force Majeure – its implications and how contracts should be drafted as a result)
  • How some businesses are transforming to cope with the crisis and legal foundations to be aware of
  • Current patent and trademark changes
  • What’s expected from a ‘back to work’ strategy on both sides of the Atlantic
  • What can businesses to start preparing

This event is suitable for businesses or individuals who are:

  • Looking for some advice on employment law
  • Involved in transatlantic business
  • Preparing to return to work

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