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, "Conducting Global Investigations Amid Uncertainty: A Practical Guide" 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.
Employers operating across multiple jurisdictions have faced rapidly growing litigation and reputational risk in recent years. Misbehaviour in financial markets, the tightening of antitrust rules and cultural movements such as #MeToo have resulted in a sharp increase in employment investigations and litigation. Employers can suffer significant costs and reputational damage as a result of poorly managed investigations and the negative press that may ensure. Such impacts can be limited by having an effective system for receiving and investigating whistleblowing and employment-related complaints, with appropriately qualified and trained personnel of sufficient seniority assigned to each stage of the process. A coordinated and consistent global approach is even more important in times of significant disruption and uncertainty, where international travel is limited and many of the key roles carried out remotely.
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