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How Employers Can Manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Workplace Questions Asked--and Answered!


Speaker(s): Alka Ramchandani-Raj, Anna S. Park, Donald C. Dowling, Jr.
Recorded on: Mar. 26, 2020
PLI Program #: 298779

Donald C. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws. Don provides counsel on a wide variety of global employment law matters, including codes of conduct and HR policies that guide operations in multiple jurisdictions, international compensation and benefits issues, whistleblower hotlines, and cross-border internal investigations and HR compliance audits. He regularly advises clients on employment matters that arise with international restructurings, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing. Additionally, Don helps clients properly engage independent contractors overseas, manage expatriate programs, and develop employment agreements and employee handbooks.

Earlier in his career, Don served as in-house international employment counsel for a Fortune 500 company in Paris and as an employment law consultant for a global consulting firm. He has delivered hundreds of presentations on international employment law issues in English and Spanish in countries around the world, and regularly publishes articles and teaches courses on a variety of global employment law topics.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Advisory Board
New York University School of Law’s Center for Labor & Employment Law

Former Chair
Cross-Border HR Group
XBHR

Recognition

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers USA 2017

Named, Legal 500
US Labor & Employment, Workplace and Employment Counseling

Named, Super Lawyer
New York
Super Lawyers

Named, Attorneys Who Matter
2010
Ethisphere Institute

Named, Leading International Labor/Employment Lawyer
PLC Which Lawyer?

Order of the Coif

Education

  • J.D., Levin College of Law at University of Florida, 1985
  • A.B., University of Chicago, 1982

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


Anna S. Park advises clients on workplace privacy and security issues. She has also advised clients in connection with consumer-side privacy compliance. In addition, Anna’s background as a commercial litigator provides insight on litigation risk assessment and strategies. She counsels clients on:

  • California Consumer Privacy Act
  • Privacy policies and terms of use
  • Social media issues and social media policies
  • Bring Your Own Devices issues
  • Workplace surveillance and monitoring
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Confidentiality of Medical Information Act
  • The European General Data Protection Regulation
  • New York Cybersecurity Regulation
  • New York SHIELD Act

Anna has been certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E), which demonstrates her understanding of U.S. and global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice.


As an experienced employment lawyer with a concentration in Federal and State Occupational Safety and Health law, Alka Ramchandani-Raj assists employers with a wide range of complex situations with the workforce.

Focusing on workplace safety and health, Alka assists employers with pre-injury/illness preventative practices, including site inspections and policy development. Alka also assists employers who have experienced workplace injuries and accidents or are subject to a Federal or state OSHA inspection. She has experience managing catastrophic workplace accidents or fatalities. Alka regularly represents employers in Occupational Safety and Health appeals, settlement conferences, and hearings. She also has broad experience assisting employers with workplace violence issues including obtaining temporary and permanent restraining orders to ensure the workplace is safe for employees. Alka also regularly attends advisory committee meetings as part of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute and submits comments to proposed regulations. She is a core member of the firm’s Occupational Safety and Health and Workplace Violence practice groups, and a leading member of Littler’s OSHA Woman’s Group.

She also has extensive experience with general employment advice and counsel and litigation matters relating to terminations, retaliation, whistleblowers complaints, discrimination, harassment, ADA accessibility and state agency complaint defense. 

Alka is a popular speaker on OSHA and employment related legal issues and she regularly provides training sessions for clients and professional organizations on various topics, including:

  • Federal and California Occupational Safety and Health compliance and training
  • Managing performance in the workforce
  • California Leave and Wage and hour compliance
  • Harassment prevention
  • Workplace investigations
  • Workplace Violence Prevention

Alka is a member of the firm’s Robotic, Artificial Intelligence and Automation practice group, which is focused on providing representation and compliance assistance to employers in the robotic industry and employers integrating automation, AI, telepresence and robotics into their workplace.