Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment provides international analysis in key areas of labor and employment law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and business people.
By consulting this deskbook, employers and their counsel can quickly familiarize themselves with the essentials to guide them through all stages of the work relationship, from application to hiring, termination, and disputes, in multiple jurisdictions. Morgan Lewis is a featured contributor on labor and employment issues in China, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Morgan Lewis also authored the Global Overview and the feature chapter, "Global Gender Pay Equity – An Achievable Aim?,” available below along with the jurisdiction-specific chapters.
by Mark Zelek
US companies have gone increasingly global in recent years. Many US firms now have far-flung operations (as well as customers) spread around the world. US-based 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.
The first country to give women the vote was New Zealand in 1893. The first country to elect a woman as its head of government was Sri Lanka in 1960. The first country to establish gender pay equity is still to be decided. Ensuring pay equity between men and women is undoubtedly a laudable objective in a genuinely meritocratic society. Moreover, as Kofi Annan one remarked, 'gender equality is more than a goal in itself'. People and their talents are among the core drivers of sustainable long-term economic growth. If half of those talents are underdeveloped or underutilised, growth and sustainability will be compromised. It is perhaps for these reasons that many countries and organisations are redoubling their efforts to eradicate pay inequality.
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Morgan Lewis Contributors
Other country-specific Q&A chapters are available from the Getting the Deal Through website: