This program, presented by Matthew Miklave and Ian Clarke-Fisher of Robinson & Cole, will provide an overview of labor and employment implications in international business transactions. The program will begin by describing common scenarios in which these issues might arise. It will then provide an overview of the application of U.S. laws abroad, international legal considerations, common defense, and practical considerations to keep in mind when handling these matters.
Matthew Miklave is a partner in our New York and Stamford offices and a member in the Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group. He represents employers and management in all areas of civil rights, employment relations, and traditional labor law, including issues arising under federal and state antidiscrimination, antiretaliation, noncompete and restrictive covenants, labor, wage and hour, plant closing, family leave, retirement, election, and civil rights statutes.
Mr. Miklave represents employers in defense of lawsuits brought under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the National Labor Relations Act; the Help America Vote Act; the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1871; the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Employment Retirement Income Security Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Employee Polygraph Protection Act; and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as equivalent state and local laws. He defends governmental entities and officials in constitutional and civil rights litigation, including defense of claims brought under the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Mr. Miklave serves as lead negotiator and advises employers with respect to union-management labor negotiations and provides advice and counsel for labor and employment matters involving mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miklave was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in its New York City and Stamford, Connecticut, offices. He also served as counsel to the National Labor Relations Board, in Washington, DC; as trial attorney to the NLRB's Regional Office in Brooklyn, New York; and as hearing officer in numerous union-management representation matters. Mr. Miklave also taught courses on civil rights and constitutional law as an adjunct faculty member at the American University in Washington, DC.
Mr. Miklave regularly lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of employment, labor, and civil rights-related topics. For almost 10 years, he hosted an online forum devoted to labor and employment issues. Mr. Miklave is on the adjunct faculty of LawLine.com, an online provider of CLE programs.
Mr. Miklave also served as an elected representative on the Norwalk (Connecticut) City Council (2001 to 2007, and 2011 to 2013), where he served as chair of the Planning Committee (2001 to 2007, and 2011 to 2012) and as council president (2002 to 2003).
Ian Clarke-Fisher handles employment litigation matters and counsels clients on various employment issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, contracts, layoffs, and employee compensation. In addition to his employment practice, Mr. Clarke-Fisher also focuses on commercial litigation and early dispute resolution. He works with businesses on every aspect of a dispute; from litigation prevention strategies, workplace policy revisions, and best practices, to responding to administrative charges and court complaints, handling discovery, preparing for trial, and taking matters on appeal. He is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group.
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