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Labour & Employment 2017 – Global Overview

Getting the Deal Through


US companies have gone increasingly global in recent years. Many US firms now have farflung operations (as well as customers) spread around the world. USbased multinationals often learn the hard way that they cannot deal with overseas employees in the same manner they do with their US counterparts because of the dramatic differences between the United States and the rest of the world's labour and employment laws. This overview highlights and summarises the principal distinctions and discusses recent reforms in some foreign countries to narrow that gap.

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