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International Employment Issues

In today’s business environment, workplace issues are increasingly crossing international borders—whether involving U.S. corporations doing business overseas or multinational companies with interests in the United States.

Overview

We understand that to best serve our clients we too need to provide legal advice in a global context. Through our international legal team and our relationships with top labor and employment law practices throughout the world, we offer a consistent, lower cost, flexible approach to your global labor and employment law matters.

As an AmLaw 100 and Global 100 law firm— and one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States—Jackson Lewis has a well-established reputation for counseling and defending multinational corporations and emerging businesses on every type of matter relating to workplace law. Our international group includes a practice leader who served in-house for a major global employer managing workplace issues in more than 70 countries. We understand what adds value for our clients, because we have stood in their shoes. Jackson Lewis is also a founding member of L&E Global, a worldwide alliance of premier employment law firms and practices.

For U.S. and Global Corporations Operating Internationally

Our International Employment Issues Practice Group (working with Jackson Lewis attorneys in other practice groups and our international affiliate firms) devises solutions for our clients in the full range of global matters, including:

  • Global restructurings, plant closings and collective redundancies;
  • Drafting and global implementation of employee codes of conduct, policies and work rules;
  • Global labor relations and works council (including European Works Council) matters;
  • Implementation of data protection policies and practices;
  • Expatriate and other global mobility issues, including corporate compliance immigration requirements;
  • Obtaining employment-based temporary work visas and permanent resident status;
  • Advising on cross-border or international executive separations;
  • Cross-border litigation and arbitration;
  • Global compensation and benefit matters;
  • Advising on labor/employment issues associated with global M&A or other transactions, such as transfer of undertaking; and
  • Conducting or managing internal compliance investigations.

For Multinational Companies with U.S. Interests

Multinational entities operating in the United States face a challenging array of laws and regulations governing the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. Our attorneys are well-positioned to work with clients on these issues, among others:

  • Ensuring U.S. operations comply with federal, state and local employment laws;
  • Securing the visas and employment authorizations needed to transfer foreign nationals to the U.S.;
  • Employing U.S. citizens abroad; and
  • Due diligence on the employment implications of mergers, acquisitions, closings and other business transactions.

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May 12, 2014

Cross-border Newsletter

May 12, 2014

A bulletin on global workplace law issues. Inside this issue: New India Law Heightens Employers’ Obligations to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Read More

November 4, 2013

Cross-border Newsletter

November 4, 2013

A bulletin on global workplace law issues.  Inside this issue: Family leave Trends for a Global Company Read More

June 24, 2013

Long-Awaited Labor Law Reform in Mexico

June 24, 2013

The recent Federal Labor Law reform in Mexico is one of the most significant legislative developments of the administration led by former President Felipe Calderón, succeeding where numerous previous reform proposals have failed and left the country’s labor law unaltered since 1970. From the employer perspective, the reform... Read More

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July 20, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Announces Leading India Law Firm Has Joined L&E Global

July 20, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (July 20, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce RDA Legal has joined L&E Global as the Affiliated Member in India. L&E Global (www.leglobal.org) is an alliance of employment law boutique firms providing counsel to employers on labor... Read More

December 18, 2014
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Jackson Lewis Announces Leading Chinese Law Firm Has Joined L&E Global Employers' Counsel Worldwide

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK, NY (December 18, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce that Zhong Lun, a leading law firm in China, has joined L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe... Read More

February 25, 2014
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L&E Global teams up with Hamilton Advokatbyrå (Sweden)

February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014 - L&E Global is proud to announce that it entered into a cooperation with one of the most prestigious law firms in Sweden. The employment law department of Hamilton Advokatbyrå (Sweden) has become the first Affiliated Member of L&E Global. L&E Global is an integrated alliance of premier employment law... Read More

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