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May 12, 2024

Employment: When is it permissible to dismiss an employee due to posts on social media?

The Regional Labor Court dismissed the claim of an employee who was terminated close to October 7, after posting verses from the Quran interpreted as incitements to terrorism. As an expert in labor law, Netta Bromberg was interviewed by Globes and stated, "This is a ruling of considerable complexity, as it deals not only with legal matters but also with issues of interpretation and cultural context—a multifaceted and profound subject.

April 25, 2024

Employment Law: Workers’ Rights during Passover

Lior Girshevitz, an associate in our firm’s Employment Department, was interviewed by N12 for its guide on workers’ rights during the Passover holiday. Lior noted, “There is no legal obligation requiring an employer to make the workplace kosher for Passover. Consequently, an employee has no legal right not to come to the workplace even if it is not kosher according to Jewish law.”

February 27, 2024

Municipal Elections – Netta Bromberg Interview with TheMarker

Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, was interviewed by TheMarker about the rights of employees on Israel’s municipal election day. Netta discussed why the day is considered a statutory holiday and what wages employees are entitled to if they do work.

March 4, 2024

New Workplace Guidelines on Privacy Protection: Dr. Avishay Klein’s Guide for Employers Published on Mako

Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority has published new guidelines on the collection of biometric information in the workplace. In response, Dr. Avishay Klein, the head of our firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Department, has compiled a practical guide for employers on the subject The guide was published on Mako.

February 14, 2024

Guide to Working Parents’ Rights – Jacki Silbermann Interviewed by Israel Hayom

As an employment law expert, Jacki Silbermann was interviewed by Israel Hayom about the rights of working parents. With regard to shortened work days, Jacki noted, “There are special arrangements that entitle parents to shorter work days for a certain period of time.  In the absence of a workplace arrangement regarding shorter work days, and if an employee requests such to take care of his children, he must reach an agreement with his employer."

December 5, 2023

Barnea: Webinar on Employment during the Israel-Hamas War

We hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Israeli Association of Publicly Traded Companies. During the webinar, Lior Girshevitz, from our Employment Department, lectured on the Law for Protection of Workers in Times of Emergency.

November 14, 2023

Webinar: Labor Relations during a State of Emergency

Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Tel Aviv Central Israel Chamber of Conference. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, lectured on the duties and rights of both employers and employees during wartime.

November 14, 2023

Netta Bromberg Participated in Dun’s 100 Conference for Senior Legal Officials

Yesterday, Dun’s 100 hosted a conference for senior legal officials in the employment field to discuss the repercussions of Operation Swords of Iron on the Israeli labor market. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, noted during the discussion that “on October 7, we woke up to a legal vacuum in the field of labor relations. We need to solve this large legal vacuum with common sense and good will. This should be reflected in how businesses handle employee statements, layoffs and downsizing, unpaid leave, and more.”  

October 30, 2023

New Compensation Plan for Reservists – Interviews with Netta Bromberg

This week, the Israeli Ministry of Finance launched a new compensation plan for military reservists. As an expert in the employment field, Netta Bromberg was interviewed by several major Israeli media outlets on the subject.

October 29, 2023

How Businesses Are Affected in Israel – SHRM Interview with Jacki Silbermann

Jacki Silbermann from our Employment Department, was interviewed by the Society for Human Resources Management, the world’s largest HR association, in connection with remote work in Israel during the ongoing war. Jacki noted, “A lot of the businesses where employees can do remote work, in the high-tech and other sectors, have moved to that, and I think they're planning on being in that stage for a while.”

September 7, 2023

Back to Work in the Office – Netta Bromberg Interview with TheMarker

The pandemic is over and employers are demanding employees return from remote work back to the office, despite some employees’ reluctance. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, was interviewed by TheMarker for an article on the subject. Netta noted, “Not every change in employment conditions constitutes a worsening of conditions, especially not an evident one, that allows an employee to qualify for resignation as dismissal. The employer has a workplace and a business to manage, and he has the authority to manage it as he sees fit, including demanding that employees work from the office.”

September 5, 2023

Collective Labor Law: Lecture at Israel Bar Association’s Midrasha

Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm's Employment Department, lectured to a professional study course at the Israel Bar Association’s Midrasha – National Attorney's Academy. The lecture addressed expansion orders and collective bargaining agreements. Netta also touched on conducting legal analysis during due diligence procedures.

July 26, 2023

Artificial Intelligence in the Office: How to Do It Right

Advs. Netta Bromberg and Dr. Avishay Klein were interviewed by Yedioth Ahronoth and gave tips to employers regarding the correct use of artificial intelligence in workplaces.

June 28, 2023

Co-Hosting with Dueti a Meetup on the HR and Manager Relationship

Our firm co-hosted with Dueti a meetup for HR managers from a number of leading firms in Israel. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, opened the meetup with a lecture on the legal aspects of HR interfaces and employee management. Seven HR managers also lectured as part of the event.

May 15, 2023

Conference: The High-Tech Employment World

We hosted members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for the conference The High-Tech Employment World.  The conference focused on key issues in the Israeli high-tech employment market and included diverse lectures on such topics as non-competition clauses in employment agreements, the workforce as a critical element in the workplace, and more. Among the speakers at the conference were Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner; Nani Maoz, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Everest; and firm lawyers Harel Perlmutter, Netta Bromberg, Inbar Gorelick, and Amos E. Rosenzweig.

May 2, 2023

Israeli Court Rules Foreign Workers Not Entitled to Old-Age Pension

The Haifa District Court recently adjudicated on the rights to a pension of a group of foreign workers who had finished their employment and subsequently left Israel. The court determined, as a general rule, that a foreign worker who is not a resident of Israel is not entitled to old-age pension from the National Insurance Institute. Amos E. Rosenzweig, a special of counsel at our firm and former general counsel at the NII, sheds lights on this issue in an article for Calcalist.

February 7, 2023

How a New Knesset Bill May Affect Labor Strikes

The Knesset is looking to limit workers’ ability to go on strike. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, explains the consequences of MK Simcha Rothman's bill on the right to strike.

January 25, 2023

Barnea: Hosting Conference on Labor Law and Competition Law

Firm partners Gal Rozent and Neta Bromberg lectured at a conference we hosted for the CEOs of Israel’s leading cleaning companies, part of Israel’s cleaners’ union.

January 12, 2023

A Silent Epidemic – How to Identify, Handle, and Prevent Workplace Bullying

Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, was a guest on an episode of the “Bul-Bapony” podcast. Netta discussed the gap between what an individual pays versus an organization for bullying in the workplace and the difficulties in identifying it.

January 2, 2023

Duties and Rights of Israelis Who Relocate – Amos E. Rosenzweig Interview with Walla!

In an interview with Walla! News, Amos E. Rosenzweig, a special counsel at our firm, explains that Israeli law possesses no positive definition of who is considered an Israeli resident, but rather who is not. In addition, Amos discusses the social welfare conditions and financial allowances of Israeli residents who live abroad or are considered returning residents.