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Diversity & Inclusion at Work: Global Laws & Compliance [PODCAST]

In this episode of our Diversity & Inclusion at Work series, Kimya Johnson and Bonnie Puckett discuss how employers with global workforces can create a diversity and inclusion program in light of differing and often conflicting laws across jurisdictions. Highlighting issues covered in the D&I Legal Survey, Model Policy, and Compliance Tools kit, this podcast details the various political, cultural and economic considerations for employers to create a D&I program and code of compliance consistent with their global values.

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Kimya SP Johnson Employment Attorney Ogletree
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For over 25 years, Kimya S.P. Johnson has been a champion for her clients in a career that spans law, politics, education, and diversity & inclusion management. Kimya serves as Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Practice at Ogletree Deakins, one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms.

Kimya supports a wide range of employers in their efforts to provide legally-compliant, effective, and organizationally-integrative diversity and inclusion plans. She represents clients by providing D&I-related compliance...

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Bonnie Puckett, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Atlanta, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
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Bonnie Puckett leads the firm’s Asia-Pacific practice and offers global companies business-practical cross-border guidance on all aspects of managing a global and internationally-mobile workforce, reconciling complex issues of multiple and conflicting laws and managing risk.  Her regional focus spans Asia and beyond, with specialized expertise in countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, Israel, and the UAE, as well as experience with matters in Europe and the Americas.  Bonnie’s practice covers data privacy, employee mobility and expatriate strategy, restrictive covenants, international expansion, and alternative staffing structures.

An experienced workplace investigator and litigator, Bonnie helps companies respond to concerns such as sexual harassment, bullying, and financial misconduct, with an emphasis on the multijurisdictional implications involved in navigating communication barriers, complex multicultural power dynamics, and cross-border matrix reporting structures.  Bonnie also conducts customized executive, management, and general employee trainings on facilitating a respectful workplace globally.  She advises on related global and local policy strategy, and develops and administers individualized one-on-one trainings to address specific situations.

In addition to guiding employers through day-to-day employment issues from a multinational perspective, Bonnie handles all forms of complex international employment disputes including litigation in the US and abroad.

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