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October 14, 2021

Netta Bromberg Attends Dun’s 100 Labor Law Forum

The Dun’s 100 forum for legal experts in the field of labor law convened yesterday to discuss issues on the professional agenda, including sexual harassment, the medical interns’ protest, and the war on high-tech workers. Firm partner Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, took part in the forum alongside other senior attorneys in the industry.

August 17, 2021

Can an Employer Require an Employee to Get Vaccinated?

In the attempt to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, many questions have arisen with regard to proper workplace conduct. Can an employer require an employee to get vaccinated? Can it force an employee to take a COVID test? Who bears the cost of the test? How should the quarantine period be calculated? Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, addresses all these questions in an interview with Maariv.

June 30, 2021

Older Workers' Challenges in Reentering the Employment Market

We are on the cusp of a challenging period, with hundreds of thousands of jobseekers trying to reenter the employment market. For many of them, especially older workers (55 and up), this is a frustrating task. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, was interviewed by the "Tzeva Hakesef" radio program about the legal aspects of employing workers aged 55 and up.  

May 23, 2021

How Should an Employer Deal with an Employee's Problematic Posts on Social Media?

In light of heightened security tensions in recent days, a post by an employee on social media that goes beyond the bounds of legitimate opinion may disrupt routine daily conduct in the workplace. An employer must therefore act accordingly to remedy the situation. In an op-ed published in Globes, Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, explains how an employer should respond.

May 20, 2021

Wrote a Racist Post? You Could Be Fired

Netta Bromberg, our Head of Employment Department, was interviewed as part an article in Yedioth Ahronoth’s finance section. She explains which statements are permissible and which are forbidden for employees posting on social media platforms that belong to their workplaces.

November 23, 2020

Webinar: Proper Management in a Changing Labor Market

Our office will host on December 3, 2020, from 10:30-11:30 am, a webinar entitled "Proper Management in a Changing Labor Market." Topics include innovations in hearing procedures for terminating employees in light of COVID-19 and the impact of digital life on organizations and the nature of work.  

October 13, 2020

How to Comply with Local Employment Laws in a World with No Boundaries

As a result of COVID-19, in recent months, many employers have closed their offices and required their employees to work from home, sometimes indefinitely. Employers and employees alike have learned that people no longer need to be present at an office to get work done. This has created another unique situation. Israelis who relocated to countries around the world are now either requesting to return to Israel to be close to their family or being asked by their companies to return home in order to save costs. The question is how can this work for an Israeli employed by an international company with no connection to Israel. What are the legal requirements in such a situation? Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, has published an article in Calcalist on the subject.  

September 29, 2020

Jacki Silbermann Lectures on Workers' Rights

Jacki Silbermann, a lawyer from our firm's Employment Department, lectured today on workers' rights in Israel. The lecture was held as part of a program run by Israel Tech Challenge, an organization established to address the manpower shortage in the Israeli tech industry. Israel Tech Challenge offers intensive training programs for new immigrants who are outstanding graduates from leading universities around the world. The lecture was held as part of a training session for the ITC's Data Science Fellows program.

June 24, 2020

How Trump's Work Visa Freeze Will Affect Israeli High-Tech

US President Donald Trump suspended on Monday the entry of certain foreign workers until the end of the year. Adv. Netta Bromberg, the head of our employment team, was interviewed by Calcalist about this latest development. She commented: "This decision is a long-term violation of the globalization process as we have known it in recent decades. Israeli startups looking to expand in the US will need to search for local workers and to recalculate what their business models should be.”

June 17, 2020

HR Considerations When a Foreign Company Wishes to Work in Japan

Adv. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, will be a panelist on a webinar about HR considerations for employing workers in Japan. The webinar will be held by the Israel-Japan Chamber of Commerce together with GoGlobal Ltd. It is geared for Israeli companies considering opening activity in Japan or that have already done so and are considering relocating Israeli employees to the Japanese branch.

May 24, 2020

Unpaid Leave: Rights of Employees Fired after Being Put on Unpaid Leave

A little over two months ago, at the start of the coronavirus crisis, a million Israelis were put on unpaid leave. With companies returning to normal under new restrictions, Maariv interviewed Netta Bromberg for a special guide to understand the rights of employees and the duties of employers.

May 20, 2020

Doing Business in Israel – Practical Law

This year, we were once again responsible for preparing the QA guide on doing business in Israel for the Practical Law website. The guide provides an overview of recent key developments that have affected doing business in Israel, including the legal system, foreign investment, employment, tax, competition, privacy, IP, etc.

May 4, 2020

Webinar on the Current Issues Facing Israeli Entrepreneurs

Netta Bromberg will participate on an expert panel as part of a webinar held by Fox Rothschild LLP on the challenges faced by Israeli entrepreneurs and businesspersons residing in Israel or living abroad.

March 20, 2020

Podcast on Rights of Employees in Home Quarantine or on Unpaid Leave

A podcast featuring Adv. Lee Alter discusses the rights of employees in home quarantine or on unpaid leave due to the coronavirus pandemic

March 9, 2020

The Gender Pay Gap and the Even Bigger Gender Pension Gap: Women's Status in the Labor Market

Adv. Netta Bromberg was interviewed by Mako in honor of International Women's Day to discuss women's status in the labor market.

January 20, 2020

Benefits in Employment Contracts

Many employees think the main thing to negotiate on before signing an employment contract is monthly salary. However, various other benefits can help reduce employees' expenses and save them more money at the end of the month and in retirement. An expert in labor law, Netta Bromberg was recently interviewed by Bizportal on the differences between contracts signed with companies with collective agreements and companies subject to expansion orders.

November 12, 2019

Special Security Situation - Employment Queries

Schools and workplaces were closed earlier today following an announcement by IDF Central Command. As a result, many employees and business owners found themselves uncertain of their rights and what to do. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, was interviewed on the subject. She explained under what conditions an employee can stay home and when an employer can require an employee to arrive anyway.

September 18, 2019

Can Employees Express Political Opinions on Social Networks?

Adv. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, was interviewed by Ynet on the possibility of employees engaging in political issues and expressing their personal positions on social networks. According to Netta, "Publishing personal positions on social networks raises fundamental questions concerning the limits of freedom of expression in a democratic society, the special complexity of workplace relationships, and the line between the personal and the professional."

October 31, 2018

Defending against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Barnea and SPB hosted a seminar today on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. We provided an overview of the key legal aspects in Israel.

October 25, 2018

Q&A on the Right of Workers to Unionize

Adv. Marie Tsion answers a series of questions from Mako about the right of workers to unionize in the workplace.
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