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Crossing Borders: Employment Considerations – English IS a Second Language

Many countries outside the United States consider their choice of language to be an essential part of who they are and how they conduct business. Regardless of their residents’ skill in demonstrating a remarkable ability to speak numerous languages, many countries do not suffer angst over their legal commitment to their national language. They expect … Continue Reading

Crossing Borders: Employment Considerations – Is Employment a Universal Concept?

We often expect differences among legal approaches to employment relationships around the globe. Do we ever think about the similarities? In the vast majority of countries through which my legal work life has blazed a trail, there is one concept that is remarkably universal: the definition of employment. When characterizing what happens in each of … Continue Reading

Implications of the Zika Virus on Employment-Related Travel

The Zika virus is the latest source of sleepless nights for public health officials, but it is also starting to take its emotional toll on US employers. Reports of children born with microcephaly and an uptick in reported cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause numbness, nerve damage, paralysis and sometimes death in affected patients, … Continue Reading

Crossing Borders: Employment Considerations – Locating Your People

Many years ago, every evening at 10 p.m. a local television station would present the following public service announcement: “It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?” Today, HR professionals need to ask themselves a similar question: “It’s 2016. Do you know where your employees are?” Employees are legal links to their employing … Continue Reading

Crossing Borders: Employment Considerations – Planning Ahead

Companies crossed borders in 2015 at an explosive rate. International growth appears to be the business model of the 20-teens. Everyone wants to get in on the action provided by an international market for products, international growth by acquisition or just plain cross-border expansion to take advantage of certain employment markets. As you or your … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Host ‘Global Workforce Strategies: Managing Your Global Workforce’ Webinar

Global Workforce Strategies: Managing Your Global Workforce Please join Greenberg Traurig’s Global Workforce Strategies team, in conjunction with the Labor & Employment Practice, for a timely discussion in our webinar series focused on some of today’s most challenging cross-border issues that international businesses face while managing a global workforce. These matters span labor, employment and … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Host Global Workforce Strategies Webinar

Global Workforce Strategies: Risk, Compliance and Managing Your Global Workforce Please join Greenberg Traurig’s Global Workforce Strategies team, in conjunction with the Labor & Employment Practice, for a timely webinar focused on some of today’s most challenging cross-border issues that international businesses are facing while managing a global workforce. These matters span labor, employment and … Continue Reading
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