Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Laws
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Events

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Laws and Regulations

12Jan2021
  • 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • College of Law
  • Webex Events
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Laws and Regulations

The impact of the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 on the employment sector has been wide-reaching. Workplaces around the world have been reshaped to acclimate to the ‘new normal’. Basic concepts of the workplace, such as working hours, sick leave and annual leave, and health and safety requirements, have changed dramatically. The law, in turn, is being applied to situations that were not remotely foreseeable at the beginning of the year.

This webinar will highlight the long-term effects of the pandemic on the workplace and employment laws, as well as how policymakers can address the new circumstances. 

Chair

  • Susan L. Karamanian, 
    Dean, College of Law, HBKU
    Biography

Panel

  • Luigia Ingianni, 
    Commissioner,
    Employment Standards Office, 
    Qatar Financial Centre
    Biography
  • Jassim Saud Al Thani
    Senior AGM - Chief Human Capital Officer
    Commercial Bank
    Biography:
    Sheikh Jassim joined The Commercial Bank in 2018 from North Oil Company, where he headed the Public Relations and Communications department. He holds a specialized master’s degree in Strategic Business Unit Management from HEC Paris and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Qatar. Sheikh Jassim has extensive experience leading HR functions, including management of HR operations and nationalization in Maersk Oil Qatar, and a global HRBP with major business units in Maersk Oil in Denmark.
  • Daniel Patterson, 
    Data Protection Officer, 
    Employment Standards Office, 
    Qatar Financial Centre
    Biography
  • Alix Nasri, 
    Migration and Employment Specialist,
    International Labor Organization (ILO)
    Biography

In partnership with

QFC

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