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What We Do
International Labor and Employment Law

Our firm has substantial expertise working with multi-jurisdictional companies on cross-border human resources matters. Our goal is to ensure worldwide labor and employment law compliance. We have overseen and conducted employment law audits in countries around the world. We also work with our clients on a daily basis to address legal issues involving their overseas operations and we understand how to balance our clients’ objectives with the local laws and culture. The types of issues we regularly address include:

  • Preparation and review of global codes of conduct and human resource policies
  • Application of U.S. employment laws to overseas operations
  • Hiring and terminating overseas employees, contractors and consultants
  • Global redundancies, collective dismissals, reductions in force and restructuring
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Managing global employment litigation
  • Secondments and other expatriate agreements
  • Global employment law counseling and training on all aspects of human resource legal issues
  • Employment contracts
  • Misconduct investigations
  • Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
  • Unfair competition and trade secrets
  • Matters involving trade unions and works councils
  • Complying with supply chain transparency regulatory requirements and related corporate social responsibility obligations

The following lawyers have specialized knowledge and experience assisting employers needing help establishing and managing employees in these regions:

• Asia and the Pacific - Stephen J. Hirschfeld
• Canada - Daniel Handman and Natasha J. Baker
• Europe - Amy A. Durgan
• Latin America - Carmen Plaza de Jennings
• Middle East and India - Kirstin Muller

We also assist our clients on global migration matters. We are a member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest network of labor and employment lawyers. With experts in more than 130 countries, we work closely to provide seamless and cost-effective services around the globe. For information about the Employment Law Alliance, please visit its website: