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November 23, 2020
Webinar: Proper Management in a Changing Labor Market
Our office will host on December 3, 2020, from 10:30-11:30 am, a webinar entitled "Proper Management in a Changing Labor Market." Topics include innovations in hearing procedures for terminating employees in light of COVID-19 and the impact of digital life on organizations and the nature of work.  
October 13, 2020
How to Comply with Local Employment Laws in a World with No Boundaries
As a result of COVID-19, in recent months, many employers have closed their offices and required their employees to work from home, sometimes indefinitely. Employers and employees alike have learned that people no longer need to be present at an office to get work done. This has created another unique situation. Israelis who relocated to countries around the world are now either requesting to return to Israel to be close to their family or being asked by their companies to return home in order to save costs. The question is how can this work for an Israeli employed by an international company with no connection to Israel. What are the legal requirements in such a situation? Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, has published an article in Calcalist on the subject.  
September 29, 2020
Jacki Silbermann Lectures on Workers' Rights
Jacki Silbermann, a lawyer from our firm's Employment Department, lectured today on workers' rights in Israel. The lecture was held as part of a program run by Israel Tech Challenge, an organization established to address the manpower shortage in the Israeli tech industry. Israel Tech Challenge offers intensive training programs for new immigrants who are outstanding graduates from leading universities around the world. The lecture was held as part of a training session for the ITC's Data Science Fellows program.
June 24, 2020
How Trump's Work Visa Freeze Will Affect Israeli High-Tech
US President Donald Trump suspended on Monday the entry of certain foreign workers until the end of the year. Adv. Netta Bromberg, the head of our employment team, was interviewed by Calcalist about this latest development. She commented: "This decision is a long-term violation of the globalization process as we have known it in recent decades. Israeli startups looking to expand in the US will need to search for local workers and to recalculate what their business models should be.”
June 17, 2020
HR Considerations When a Foreign Company Wishes to Work in Japan
Adv. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, will be a panelist on a webinar about HR considerations for employing workers in Japan. The webinar will be held by the Israel-Japan Chamber of Commerce together with GoGlobal Ltd. It is geared for Israeli companies considering opening activity in Japan or that have already done so and are considering relocating Israeli employees to the Japanese branch.
May 24, 2020
Unpaid Leave: Rights of Employees Fired after Being Put on Unpaid Leave
A little over two months ago, at the start of the coronavirus crisis, a million Israelis were put on unpaid leave. With companies returning to normal under new restrictions, Maariv interviewed Netta Bromberg for a special guide to understand the rights of employees and the duties of employers.
May 20, 2020
Doing Business in Israel – Practical Law
This year, we were once again responsible for preparing the QA guide on doing business in Israel for the Practical Law website. The guide provides an overview of recent key developments that have affected doing business in Israel, including the legal system, foreign investment, employment, tax, competition, privacy, IP, etc.
May 4, 2020
Webinar on the Current Issues Facing Israeli Entrepreneurs
Netta Bromberg will participate on an expert panel as part of a webinar held by Fox Rothschild LLP on the challenges faced by Israeli entrepreneurs and businesspersons residing in Israel or living abroad.
March 20, 2020
Podcast on Rights of Employees in Home Quarantine or on Unpaid Leave
A podcast featuring Adv. Lee Alter discusses the rights of employees in home quarantine or on unpaid leave due to the coronavirus pandemic
March 9, 2020
The Gender Pay Gap and the Even Bigger Gender Pension Gap: Women's Status in the Labor Market
Adv. Netta Bromberg was interviewed by Mako in honor of International Women's Day to discuss women's status in the labor market.
January 20, 2020
Benefits in Employment Contracts
Many employees think the main thing to negotiate on before signing an employment contract is monthly salary. However, various other benefits can help reduce employees' expenses and save them more money at the end of the month and in retirement. An expert in labor law, Netta Bromberg was recently interviewed by Bizportal on the differences between contracts signed with companies with collective agreements and companies subject to expansion orders.
November 12, 2019
Special Security Situation - Employment Queries
Schools and workplaces were closed earlier today following an announcement by IDF Central Command. As a result, many employees and business owners found themselves uncertain of their rights and what to do. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, was interviewed on the subject. She explained under what conditions an employee can stay home and when an employer can require an employee to arrive anyway.
September 18, 2019
Can Employees Express Political Opinions on Social Networks?
Adv. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, was interviewed by Ynet on the possibility of employees engaging in political issues and expressing their personal positions on social networks. According to Netta, "Publishing personal positions on social networks raises fundamental questions concerning the limits of freedom of expression in a democratic society, the special complexity of workplace relationships, and the line between the personal and the professional."
October 31, 2018
Defending against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Barnea and SPB hosted a seminar today on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Adv. Marie Tsion, the head of our Employment Department, provided an overview of the key legal aspects in Israel.
October 25, 2018
Q&A on the Right of Workers to Unionize
Adv. Marie Tsion answers a series of questions from Mako about the right of workers to unionize in the workplace.
October 3, 2018
Event Invite: Defending Against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace in the UK, USA and Israel
Join Barnea and Squire Patton Boggs for a free training session on the issue of defending against sexual harassment in the workplace and receive an overview of the key legal and practical issues in the UK, the US and Israel.
September 17, 2018
Hiring Employees Who Work from Home
Adv. Marie Tsion is featured in Mamon, Yedioth Ahronoth's financial supplement, on how to determine a policy for the scope of working from home.
September 2, 2018
Employer Dos and Don'ts When Workers Form a Union
Adv. Marie Tsion was interviewed by the radio station Kol Israel Reshet Bet on how an organization should conduct itself when workers want to form a union (starting at 35:30).
July 15, 2018
Marie Delivered Lecture to Israeli Society for Human Resource Management
Adv. Marie Tsion lectured today on the legal aspects of the offshore process for Israeli companies at a meetup of the Israeli Society for Human Resource Management.
July 5, 2018
Workshop on Managing Israeli Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations
Barnea hosted today, together with the Ministry of Economy, a workshop on the corporate and labor laws relevant to officers of Israeli subsidiaries of multinational companies.
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