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, "Mandatory Employee Board Representatives – Fantasy or the Future?" 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.
As the focus on workplace culture is intensifying around the globe, from the movement against sexual harassment in the workplace to pay equity, employees are increasingly finding their voice. Further, the growing trend in favour of the appointment of employee representatives on company boards may provide a further forum for employees to raise their concerns and share innovative ideas for progression. However, in an environment in which many employers are finding themselves under growing pressure from increased regulation and market pressures, are employee representatives on boards a meaningful force for good or a burdensome novelty?
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Morgan Lewis Contributors
Other country-specific Q&A chapters are available from the Getting the Deal Through website: