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Managing Global Employment and Social Responsibility Risks in the Modern Workplace

December 2017

Listen to Recording (CLE/CPD Credit Available)

In a global economy, the traditional models for the regulation of work can appear to have ever-diminishing relevance. As new, more efficient, and more cost-effective sources of labor and service provision become available to us, how do employers assess what, if any, minimum employment entitlements apply and what risks they face?

This month's Global Employer Solutions webinar focuses on evolving issues relating to the regulation of work and related risks in the modern workplace from the U.S., UK, and Australian perspectives, including the following topics:

Peer-to-Peer-Based Platforms
Gig Workers. Uber, Airtasker, Fiverr, Upworks, and other peer-to-peer-based platforms provide unprecedented opportunities to directly connect individual service providers and end users across the world.

How do workers engaged through peer-to-peer platforms sit within traditional employment regulatory frameworks? Should peer-to-peer workers sit within traditional employment regulatory frameworks?

The Dark Side of Global Supply Chains
The International Labour Organization estimated that at any given time in 2016, an estimated 24.9 million people were subject to forced labor.

How does your organization ensure that there is no forced labor hidden among its subcontractors or in the dark corners of its supply chain? Are your people trained to identify the markers of modern slavery?

Labor Hire/Independent Contractors
The outsourcing of work to labor hire agencies, temporary employment agencies, and gangmasters provides organizations with an opportunity to focus on the business side of business, and to outsource the risk and administrative burden of managing employment obligations.

Can organizations really wash their hands of minimum employment obligations through the use of labor hire or staffing agencies?