Join us on July 21 at 2 p.m. EDT for a webinar titled, “Regulating Remote Work During the Pandemic and After: Global Perspectives.”
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Our upcoming July Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series’ entry will provide an overview of the considerations undertaken by the U.S., the European Union (EU), and selected foreign countries in regulating offsite work. The webinar will focus on rules adopted by different jurisdictions prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic for work performed outside of employers’ premises, often termed as “telework” or “remote work.”
Increased access to computer and communications technology had facilitated the growth of offsite work by enabling the use of computer and communications technologies away from a central location. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated global employment patterns involving offsite work and has further propelled faster adoption of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), especially in work areas with high physical proximity. These developments were necessitated by restrictions imposed on the labor force in numerous countries by closures, social distancing, and vaccination requirements. The technological ability in many parts of the world minimized the impact of state-wide closures and other measures taken by states to reduce transmission of the virus.
The July webinar will examine legal developments propelled by the pandemic, in legislation and in case law, and other initiatives regarding the place of telework and remote work post COVID-19.
The webinar will be presented by Senior Foreign Law Specialist Ruth Levush. Ruth conducts research on Israeli domestic law, as well as comparative and international law, for the U.S. Congress, executive agencies and the U.S. judiciary. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and her reports have been admitted into evidence as expert testimony by various U.S. federal courts. She has presented to academic and foreign parliamentary audiences on topics such as foreign development assistance and parliamentary oversight and her articles on a variety of comparative law issues have been published in legal periodicals in the U.S. and abroad. Ruth previously served as a special assistant to Justice Aharon Barak, former president of Israel’s Supreme Court, and practiced law in Israel as an attorney both in government and in private practice. She holds a Master of Comparative Law (American Practice) from The George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Tel Aviv University Law School. Ruth is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and was admitted to the Israeli Bar.
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