International Employment Law: A 2014 Perspective
Overview:Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding this topic. This LIVE webcast aims to help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk issues surrounding: International Employment Law in 2014.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- International employment law: an overview
- Key trends and issues
- Critical impacts and their implications
- Global compliance challenges and best practices
- Latest regulatory updates and a lot more!
- Spotting employment law issues globally over the employment life cycle
- Ongoing Legislative Proposals and Reforms
- Age-Related Issues
- Workplace Technology Issues
- Atypical Workers
- Attracting, Developing, and Retaining Talent
- Can offer an Asian perspective
- Identifying and Navigating the Pitfalls of Cross-Border Investigations of Employee Misconduct
- Conflicting Employment Regulations
- Varying Levels of Attorney-Client Privilege
- Data Privacy Compliance
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Engaging Cross-Border Independent Contractors
- Often chosen as the “cost-effective” approach
- Misclassification risk is similar to those in the US, only exponentially increased, particularly in pro-employee jurisdictions
- Risks include local labor claim, and fines and penalties from local revenue and social security authorities, as well as risk of creating a permanent establishment through the individual
- Limit term of arrangement as much as possible
- Limit indicia of both employment and agency status
- Use of staffing agency
Who Should Attend:- Employment Law & Immigration Attorneys
- Employment law advisors
- Employment Law Attorneys
- HR and Personnel professionals
- HR/Benefits Professionals, Employment Law Attorneys & In-House Counsel
- Employment and Labor Lawyers
- Senior Management
Laura Becking, a partner in Orrick's New York office, leads the Global Equity and Employment team within the firm's Global Corporate Solutions practice. Ms. Becking has extensive expertise in advising both large global corporations and internationally expanding start-ups. Her practice focuses on global HR-related legal matters with an emphasis on cross-border employment law counseling and equity compensation. Ms. Becking advises U.S.-based multinational corporations in the financial, technology, and oil and energy industries on their local HR issues and the implementation of employee equity programs worldwide.
Ms. Becking counsels clients of all sizes on employment-related matters outside of the United States throughout the life cycle of the employment relationship, from recruitment to termination. In addition, Ms. Becking is regularly appointed by her clients as special global employment and compensation counsel on their global corporate transactions.
Laura Becking, a partner in Orrick's New York office, leads the Global Equity and Employment team within the firm's Global …
Suzanne Horne is a partner in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. She has a broad-ranging practice covering all aspects of employment law and employment-related matters advising both U.K. and international clients. Ms. Horne provides practical and commercially driven advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters with a focus on business transfers, outsourcings, insolvencies, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, investments, and the application of TUPE (U.K. business transfer legislation). On the international front, Ms. Horne also has extensive experience in cross-border, pan-European, and multinational projects including business reorganization, integrations, redundancies, hiring and firing. She has a special interest in advising employers on employee related data protection and privacy matters and particular expertise in boardroom disputes, bonus and commission issues, senior executive issues, and high-level litigation involving restrictive covenants.
Suzanne Horne is a partner in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London …
Trent Sutton is the office managing shareholder for the Rochester office of Littler Mendelson, P.C. He focuses his practice on advising and counseling domestic and multinational corporations regarding all aspects of international employment law. For example, Mr. Sutton regularly counsels employers on international workforce matters, global mobility issues, cross-border policies, codes of conduct and their implementation, secondments, and the best employment practices in jurisdictions across the globe. He is frequently asked to train in-house counsel and human resource executives regarding cross-border investigations, compliance, harassment and discrimination, and strategies for each aspect of the employment life cycle. In addition, Mr. Sutton regularly appears before state and federal courts in the United States on behalf of employers to defend against claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other violations of employment law.
Trent Sutton is the office managing shareholder for the Rochester office of Littler Mendelson, P.C. He focuses his practice on …
Diana Nehro is the Deputy to the Chair of the International Practice Group (IPG) of Ogletree Deakins, serving as of-counsel, based in the firm’s Boston office. Ms. Nehro assists clients in efficiently and effectively managing international labor and employment issues in an ever-expanding global economy. Ms. Nehro advises multinational clients in connection with the establishment and management of international workforces, including the preparation and enforcement of personnel policies and employment agreements, compensation and benefits, litigation avoidance and strategy, as well as general corporate matters germane to employers conducting business abroad.
In this role, recent projects Diana has managed with the team – collaborating with affiliated practitioners licensed worldwide – include worldwide restructuring projects, overtime and wage/hour compliance in multiple jurisdictions, allegations of sexual harassment and criminal assault, abuse of financial protocols, to name a few. Her projects span the globe, representing clients in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Diana Nehro is the Deputy to the Chair of the International Practice Group (IPG) of Ogletree Deakins, serving as of-counsel, …
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Orrick is a global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. Founded in San Francisco, Orrick is recognized by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and consistent global quality across 25 offices. Orrick’s lawyers are known for delivering commercially oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have an extraordinary record of wins in high-stakes disputes. Selected by Financial Times as one of the most innovative U.S. law firms for the second consecutive year, Orrick is commended for innovation in both client advice and the business of law. Collaboration, one of the firm’s core values, defines the firm’s relationships with its clients, among its lawyers and staff, and with its communities.
About Paul Hastings
Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. We offer a complete portfolio of services to support our clients’ complex, often mission-critical needs—from structuring first-of-their-kind transactions to resolving complicated disputes to providing the savvy legal counsel that keeps business moving forward.
Since the firm’s founding in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown steadily and strategically along with our clients and the markets we serve. We established successful practices in key U.S. and European cities, creating a broad network of professionals to support our clients’ ambitions. In addition, we were one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a presence in Asia, and today we continue to be a leader in the region. Today we serve our clients’ local and international business needs from offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
Drawing on the firm’s dynamic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial culture, our lawyers work across practices, offices, and borders to provide innovative, seamless legal counsel—where and when our clients need us.
About Littler Mendelson
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.
About Ogletree Deakins International LLP
Ogletree Deakins International LLP is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 700 lawyers located in 45 offices across the United States and in Europe, and advises clients operating worldwide – offering cross border solutions to the key challenges in managing a global workforce. Ogletree Deakins is the “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management categories in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.