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, "Pay Equity and Workplace Culture in the #MeToo Era,” 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.
More than ever before, workplace culture is the subject of intense scrutiny on a global scale. At a fundamental level, legislation such as the Modern Slavery Act in the United Kingdom, the Duty of Vigilance law in France, and the proposed Modern Slavery laws in Australia and Hong Kong has been implemented or proposed to eliminate human exploitation in the supply chain. The focus on wage parity and equality of opportunity is intensifying around the globe, with pay equity a hot topic on most board agendas. Possibly most prominent in recent months is the movement against harassment and unwanted conduct of a sexual nature in the workplace.
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Morgan Lewis Contributors
Other country-specific Q&A chapters are available from the Getting the Deal Through website: