2021 ECCT HR forum
The ECCT’s Human Resources committee hosted a half-day forum on the topic “New challenges, critical employment, and other legal Issues in the pandemic era”. Read the full event report here.
At the event legal and tax experts from Baker McKenzie and KPMG shared information and best practices of critical HR and labour issues in the pandemic era to better equip corporations to cope with the current and future challenges. The forum comprised two sessions on employment and workforce issues related to remote working management, obstacles met and resolved in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and tax issues. The speakers were Howard Shiu, Partner at Baker McKenzie, and co-chair of the HR committee; Pamela Tsai, Partner at Baker McKenzie; Chafic Nassif, President of Ericsson and Lynn Chen, Tax Partner at KPMG Taiwan, and co-chairperson of the ECCT’s Tax committee. The sessions were followed by a lunch and a panel discussion featuring all of the presenters, hosted by Seraphim Ma, Executive Senior Partner at Baker McKenzie.
In his presentation, Howard Shiu spoke about the three phases of responses to the coronavirus pandemic and the many legal implications of the new normal workplace that need to be considered.
In her presentation, Pamela Tsai, Partner at Baker McKenzie, spoke about the legal issues related to termination and the post-pandemic workforce.
In his presentation, Chafic Nassif gave an overview of his company’s experience during the pandemic and made some predictions about the future of work.
In her presentation, Lynn Chen spoke about some of the tax issues that have arisen during the pandemic.