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Special thanks to guest contributors John Evason and Monica Kurnatowska.

The pandemic instantly proved that remote work is possible for a large swath of workers, but also brought a sharp focus on issues such as mental well-being, team engagement, productivity, data privacy and cybersecurity risks, and much more.

Simultaneously, as businesses were trying to adapt to Covid-19 and the practical and economic challenges that came with it, the horrific killing of George Floyd triggered one of the most profound moments of the year, bringing the Black Lives Matter movement to the forefront, along with demands for universal justice and equality.

Given these dramatic changes, leading multinational organizations are rethinking the meaning of modern employment. In the fall of 2020, we surveyed 250 human resources directors and employment legal counsel to discover how Covid-19 is accelerating change for multinational employers.

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Originally featured in Bloomberg Law.