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.
Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C., New York City
Practices outbound international employment law advising multinationals’ global headquarters on employment issues overseas, particularly issues across multiple countries at the same time, like global reductions-in-force, global HR policies, global HR data protection compliance, and expatriate issues
Conducts regular seminars and workshops on outbound international employment law
Written dozens of law review articles, book chapters and other publications on international employment law
Ranked in Chambers, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, EthicsSphere and other rankings; former chair of international and employment law committees of the ABA and IBA; adjunct law professor of international employment law and European Union law
J.D. degree, University of Florida; A.B. degree, University of Chicago