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BEERG Bytes #13 - Pt 2: Wilma Liebman discusses U.S. Labor Relations model and social media activism

This is Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Wilma Liebman, former Chair and long serving member of the U.S. national Labor Relation Board.

In this episode Wilma and Tom discuss issues with the U.S. Labour Relations model. The impact of social media activism and ad-hoc groups and her hopes for the changes a Biden administration might bring 

Recorded on July 30, 2020

BEERG Bytes #12 - Pt 1: Wilma Liebman discusses labor relations implications of gig economy

This is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Wilma Liebman, former Chair and long serving member of the U.S. national Labor Relation Board.

In this episode Wilma and Tom discuss the current U.S. political environment and the labor relations implications, and policy responses to date, of the development of the gig economy in the U.S. and E.U. 

Recorded on July 30, 2020

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BEERG Bytes #11 - Pt 2: Oliver Patel on data transfers, Brexit and will there be UK adequacy?

This is Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Oliver Patel.

Oliver is a Research Associate and Manager at the University College London European Institute. He conducts research on EU data protection law & policy.

In this episode Oliver and Tom discuss discuss how difficult the Schrems II ruling makes it for the EU Commission to give the UK an adequacy decision on data transfers post Brexit

Recorded on July 20, 2020

BEERG Bytes #10 - Pt 1: Oliver Patel on EU/US Data transfer issues after Schrems II

This is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Oliver Patel.

Oliver is a Research Associate and Manager at the University College London European Institute. He conducts research on EU data protection law & policy.

In this episode Oliver and Tom discuss the recent CJEU Schrems II ruling and explore what it means for businesses that rely on the export of data to the US

Recorded on July 20, 2020

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BEERG Bytes #9 - Pt 2: EWC subsidiary requirements under Irish law

BEERG Bytes #9 is Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Kevin Duffy. Kevin formerly served as Irish Congress of Trade Unions deputy Gen Sec and went on to become Chairman of the Irish Labour Court.

In this episode Kevin and Tom discuss EWC Subsidiary Requirements under Irish law and what happens where there is a dispute between and EWC and management? 

Recorded on 17 July, 2020

BEERG Bytes #8 - Pt 1 Ex Irish Labour Court Chair, Kevin Duffy discusses voluntarism model etc

BEERG Bytes #8 is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Kevin Duffy. Kevin formerly served as Irish Congress of Trade Unions deputy Gen Sec and went on to become Chairman of the Irish Labour Court.

In this episode Kevin and Tom discuss the Irish voluntarist approach to labour relations, the Irish ‘social partnership and could Ireland might move to a legal system of union recognition? 

Recorded on 17 July, 2020

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BEERG Bytes #7 - HR Policy hosted a one-hour discussion on Brexit

BEERG Bytes #7 is an hour-long discussion on Brexit hosted by HR Policy and moderated by Henry Eickelberg. It features: Tom Hayes, Exec Dir of BEERG and Vince Toman, from Lewis Silkin LLP, looking at Brexit from 3 perspectives

1. European Works Councils

2. Data protection and EU/UK data transfers

3. EU/UK freedom of movement

The discussion is based on 3 BEERG papers from June 2020 and was recorded on July 9th 2020

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BEERG Bytes #6 - Pt 2 of our two-part conversation with Rick Warters

BEERG Bytes #6 is the concluding Part 2 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Rick Warters. 

Rick retired as VP Employee & Labor Relations at UTC last year, in this BEERG Bytes he reflects on life in US Labor Relations and considers the lessons learned and the skills required by today’s LR/IR leaders.

This talk was originally scheduled as the opening session at our June 2020 BEERG meeting in Barcelona  

BEERG Bytes #5 - Pt 1 of a two-part conversation with Rick Warters

BEERG Bytes #5 is Part 1 of a two-part discussion between Tom Hayes and Rick Warters. 

Rick retired as VP Employee & Labor Relations at UTC last year, in this BEERG Bytes he reflects on life in US Labor Relations.

This talk was originally scheduled as the opening session at the (now postponed) June 2020 BEERG meeting in Barcelona 

Recorded on Jun 2nd 2020

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BEERG Bytes #4 - a conversation with global fair labour advocate Auret van Heerden

This week Tom Hayes discusses how Covid-19 has exposed fragilities in global supply chains and the impact for labour markets with Auret Van Heerden

Auret founded the Swiss consulting company Equiception. It provides consulting, research and training on business and human rights and sustainable value chains, including HRM, labour relations, social and environmental standards. 

Auret was President and CEO of the Fair Labor Association in Washington DC, 2001-2013. From 1996 to 2001 he was responsible for the Special Action Programme on Social and Labour Issues in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) at the ILO in Geneva.

Recorded on May 19 2020

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BEERG Bytes Episode #3 - A Perfect Storm? Brexit, Covid-19 and data transfers?

This episode looks at the “perfect storm” nexus of 3 already complex issues: Brexit, Covid-19 and Data Transfers. Joining Tom Hayes are:

  • Rhona Murphy, a consultant with Irish law firm ByrneWallace. Prior to this she was IBEC’s Head of Employment Law Services.

  • Dr Anna Jerzewska, an independent customs and trade consultant, and Associate Fellow of the UKTPO. Anna has a PhD from the University of Leeds (We mistakenly say Edinburgh in video)

Recorded on May 13th 2020

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BEERG Bytes Episode #2 - Safely back to Work? Covid-19

This episode discusses how can companies best resume work safely. With Tom Hayes are:

  • Sonja van Lieshout, public affairs manager at Randstad representing the Safely Back to Work Alliance a joint initiative from Randstad, The Adecco Group and ManpowerGroup on finding a safe and healthy way of returning to work. 
  • Vince Toman from Lewis Silkin LLP, a good friend of BEERG on EWC issues

Recorded on May 6th, 2020

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BEERG Bytes Episode #1 - Using teleconferencing platforms in EWCs?

In this first episode of BEERG Bytes Tom Hayes discusses the use of teleconferencing platforms in EWCs with 

  • Lisa Salas,
  • Andre Declerck
  • Ulrike Fuehrer

Recorded on April 27th, 2020

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