White Paper

11 Pages
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How to Craft an Employee Handbook Outside the United States

 

Or whether to issue one at all.

Most major employers in the United States, as well as many small employers, issue employee handbooks. HR experts consistently recommend using employee handbooks as a tool for managing human resources and for abiding with the law. Employers often have a sense of security with a handbook that sets out the company’s benefits, practices, rules and offerings, etc. However, when a U.S. company endeavors to expand abroad, they must determine if an employee handbook is equally important. This white paper reviews the myth of the single global employee handbook and alternatives to handbooks overseas.

 

Agenda

Faculty

Donald C. Dowling, Jr.

Donald C. Dowling, Jr.

Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C., New York City, the international labor/employment law firm
  • Practice is international employment law, advising multinational headquarters on cross-border employment issues that arise in workforces around the world
  • Provides counsel on a wide variety of global employment law matters, including codes of conduct and HR policies that guide operations in multiple jurisdictions, international compensation and benefits issues, whistleblower hotlines, and cross-border internal investigations and HR compliance audits
  • Regularly advises clients on employment matters that arise with international restructurings, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing
  • Helps clients properly engage independent contractors overseas, manage expatriate programs, and develop employment agreements and employee handbooks
  • Has delivered hundreds of presentations on international employment law issues in English and Spanish in countries around the world and regularly publishes articles and teaches courses on a variety of global employment law topics
  • Member, Advisory Board, New York University School of Law’s Center for Labor & Employment Law; former chair, Cross-Border HR Group, XBHR
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019-2022; America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2017; Legal 500, U.S. Labor & Employment, Workplace and Employment Counseling; Super Lawyer, New York, Super Lawyers; Attorneys Who Matter, Ethisphere Institute, 2010; Leading International Labor/Employment Lawyer, PLC Which Lawyer?
  • Written dozens of law review articles, book chapters, and other publications on international employment law
  • J.D. degree, University of Florida College of Law; A.B. degree, University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at 212-471-4488 or [email protected]

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