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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.


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.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global, an international alliance of independent law firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. L&E Global itself does not practice law or otherwise provide legal services to clients. Legal services are provided independently by each of the separate member firms of the L&E Global alliance. Each member firm of L&E Global is responsible for its own legal advice and services, and no member firm or partner of such firm may bind or act as agent for Jackson Lewis.

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August 17, 2016

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Q&A

August 17, 2016

The European Union and U.S. officials have given final approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which replaces the Safe Harbor invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015. Like it predecessor, the Privacy Shield will allow organizations based in the United States to self-certify compliance with... Read More

January 8, 2016

Cross-border Newsletter - Winter 2015

January 8, 2016

Global Workplace Law Perspectives Inside this issue: Proposed Chilean Labor Law Would Strengthen Union Power U.S. and EU Negotiating New Data Transfer Agreement to Replace Invalid Safe Harbor Read More

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

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March 11, 2016
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L&E Global Wins “Global Network of the Year” at The Lawyer European Awards 2016

March 11, 2016

Jackson Lewis is proud to be a founding member of L&E Global, which was named “Global Network of the Year” at The Lawyer European Awards 2016. Read More

January 28, 2016
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Portugal's MLGTS Joins L&E Global

January 28, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 28, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (MLGTS) has joined L&E Global as the Affiliated Member in Portugal. Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global, an... Read More

October 5, 2015
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L&E Global Recognized as an Innovator in Growth and Business Development

October 5, 2015

L&E Global has been recognized as an "Innovator in Growth and Business Development" by The Financial Times in the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015 report. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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