Employment laws vary widely from country to country. Simply knowing about the important differences and potential risks in the countries where you conduct business can save your company a great deal of time and money.
Our webinar, "International Employment Law Pitfalls," detailed several of the issues you should be aware of when handling employment matters in other countries. Our international panel of lawyers provided insight on many common problems you may face, including:
- Employment contracts and modifications
- Tribunal Works Council / Wrongful termination
- Restrictive covenants
- Mandatory employment benefits
- Retirement age
About our presenters:
- Jason D'Cruz is a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin's Executive Compensation and Employment Law Practice and Chair of the IndUS Practice. Mr. D'Cruz has been practicing law for 23 years. Based in the firm's Atlanta, Georgia office, he practices in the areas of employment law, executive compensation and restrictive covenant litigation. Mr. D'Cruz provides executive compensation analysis and guidance to corporations and senior executives. He also advises companies on multi-state employment issues such as compliance, policy and procedure reviews, hiring and separation issues, and restrictive covenants.
- Roopa Prasad Doraswamy has practiced law for over a decade in India and in the United States of America. She specializes in general corporate counselling, employment and technology law. As one of the co-founders of Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja in Bangalore, India, Ms. Doraswamy is in a unique position to advise and work with a diverse client base, from start-ups to multinational companies. Her previous work experience includes acting as Corporate Counsel and Head Legal at Infosys Technologies and working as an associate at one of Boston's premier law firms, Bingham Dana LLP (now known as Bingham McCutchen LLP).
- Jeffrey Goodman is a partner in the Toronto Labour Department of Heenan Blaikie LLP. Mr. Goodman focuses his practice on employment litigation, human rights, labour law and occupational health and safety law. He is the past leader of the Toronto Labour and Employment practice group and recently completed several terms on the firm’s National Management Committee. Mr. Goodman is a member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s Practice Advisory Committee and is one of a select group of Ontario Lawyers listed in the International Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers.
- Julian Hemming heads the Employment, Pensions and Incentives department for Osborne Clarke both in the UK and internationally. He advises on the full range of employment and industrial relations law issues, and has particular expertise in senior executive appointments and dismissals, restraint of trade, transfers of undertakings, industrial disputes and all aspects of discrimination law. Julian is an accredited mediator with ADR group and is well placed to advise on how mediation can be used to resolve all types of disputes.