In today’s world, it is a rare company that operates solely within the United States. Whether by acquisition or inherent growth, most U.S. businesses have some employees or contractors overseas, which raises different types of employment issues. Unlike in the U.S., employment laws in most other countries offer employees numerous guaranteed statutory entitlements on things such as notice and termination, group consultation rights, indefinite employment terms, and paid leaves of absence, among other things. Employers often struggle with developing effective global practices that account for the differences in employment laws between countries while at the same time maintaining operational consistency throughout the organization.
There are also recent trends in employment laws within the U.S. that employers must consider. Examples include campaigns at the state and local level to impose new paid leave requirements, increase minimum wages, and expand extra-territorial application of one state’s employment laws to non-resident employees. At the federal level, significant changes are happening in the area of immigration, which in turn impacts employers’ ability to hire all the employees it needs.
This course, presented by Brian Arbetter, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, reviews major current developments in US and global employment and labor laws, and offers employers practical solutions for improving and implementing an effective global employment strategy.
Brian Arbetter is a member of Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Employment and Labor Steering Committee. He has more than 25 years of practice experience advising and developing strategy for multinational companies regarding their international and domestic labor and employment issues in the United States and abroad.
Brian's experience includes, among other things, employment discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence and disabilities, unions and works councils, wage and hour, restructurings and reductions in force, hiring, employment agreements and policies, codes of conduct, whistleblowing, affirmative action, health and safety, and employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Brian represents employers and management exclusively. He frequently writes, speaks, and is quoted on labor and employment law issues.
While focusing largely on advising and defending employers on a myriad of employment issues and claims, Brian also assists in developing policies and practices to help minimize employment liability risks — and avoid claims that give rise to litigation. He has deep experience in regulatory matters — including government audits, investigations and private party actions — in all areas of wage and hour law, occupational health and safety, and affirmative action/government contracting. He is highly experienced in obtaining emergency injunctive relief to stop and prevent union picketing activity, he also helps implement policies and techniques to avoid and minimize unionization, including emerging threats via the internet.
Brian is admitted to practice in New York, California, Illinois and in the Eastern District of Michigan. He has been admitted pro hac vice in cases before courts in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Washington.
Great summary of critical issues.
Excellent presentation. Very clear and well organized. Great advice.
Very good presenter.
Great very informative course.
Having been head of labor and employment, compliance and then HR for a global employer, I found this to be excellent....particularly the non-US discussion.
Nice concise presentation of current issues. Thank you. Mary Payton Emery
This was an excellent review.
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