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Off the Shelf, the Global Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Podcast, provides short practical legal insights into the key issues affecting consumer goods and retail (CG&R) businesses.

The first Off the Shelf series focuses on COVID-19 and covers a range of issues, including longer-term considerations as CG&R businesses enter the post-COVID world. The first three episodes in this COVID-19 series focus on the key employment issues that CG&R employers must address.

Episode 3: COVID-19 and CG&R Employers: Renewal – Preparing for Business Beyond COVID-19

In this episode, Alyssa Auberger, Global Chair of the CG&R Industry Group, is joined by Julia Wilson and Jonathan Isaacs, partners in the Employment and Compensation practice. Julia and Jonathan look beyond the recovery phase and discuss what the post-COVID world has in store for the CG&R industry and, more specifically, how businesses can use the crisis to renew their business approach to employment issues in a positive way.

Episode 2: COVID-19 and CG&R Employers: Recovery – Weathering the Storm

In this episode, Alyssa Auberger, Global Chair of the CG&R Industry Group, is joined by Julia Wilson and Jonathan Isaacs, partners in the Employment and Compensation practice. They discuss some of the issues which the prolonged outbreak of COVID-19 is raising for employers in the CG&R industry, and what businesses can do to mitigate the impact and preserve business continuity as the COVID crisis continues and move towards recovery.

Episode 1: COVID-19 and CG&R Employers: Resilience – Immediate Concerns and Considerations

In this episode, Alyssa Auberger, Global Chair of the CG&R Industry Group, is joined by Julia Wilson, a partner in the Employment and Compensation practice. Julia discusses some of the immediate COVID-19 issues as they affect CG&R businesses to help them remain resilient during the crisis.

Author

Julia Wilson is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation team in London. She advises senior legal and HR stakeholders on a range of employment and data protection matters. A member of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee, she plays a lead role in the Firm's pro bono relationship with Save the Children International. She also collaborates with Law Works to deliver employment law training to solicitors who provide pro bono advice to individuals. Julia regularly presents at external and internal client seminars on a range of topics, and is often quoted in mainstream media. She authored precedent policies for the UK's Practical Law Company and co-wrote the common concepts chapter of the Tolley's Discrimination Handbook.

Author

Jonathan Isaacs heads Baker McKenzie's China Employment Practice. Mr. Isaacs is listed as a leading lawyer for China employment law in various legal publications and has shared insights on labor and employment issues with many publications and media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Reuters, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Voice of America, RTHK, LA Times and Fortune Magazine. He has also co-authored the leading treatise on Chinese employment law in English, Employment Law & Practice in China. He is admitted as a lawyer in the state of New York, USA.