This is a webcast of the live New York session.
Why you should attend
Employment law is no longer a local issue. Multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees. The issues are all the more challenging today, as employment laws, corruption laws, and whistleblower laws, from the U.S. and overseas, impose standards of conduct across borders.
This program brings together highly experienced and sophisticated practitioners, in-house counsel, and senior human resources executives from around the world. They will present in a practical way, how best to advise the multinational employer in these critical issues.
What you will learn
- Analysis of different legal standards across borders for hiring and firing, including enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentially agreements
- Discrimination and retaliation laws worldwide
- Overseas union and works councils
- Best practices in avoiding criminal and civil liability, and dealing with the international whistleblower
- Cross border data privacy update
Who should attend
General counsel and outside counsel for U.S. and overseas-based multinationals, in-house international and labor counsel, and human resources executives.
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All times are E.D.T.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (E.D.T.)
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Philip M. Berkowitz
9:15 Cross-Border Assignments & Employment Agreements
- Executive compensation
- Drafting secondment agreements
- Enforcement of restrictive covenants across borders
- Choice of law and choice of forum issues
- Anticipating problems: how to terminate the assignment
Moderator: Johan Lubbe
Speakers: Bettina Bender, Erika Collins, Wendi Lazar, Anders Etgen Reitz
10:15 Foreign Multinationals in the U.S.: Cultural and Legal Challenges
- Liability exposure to expatriate employees on assignment in the U.S.
- Risk of expatriates making discrimination and compensation claims under U.S. law
- Different treatment of expatriates, and risk of discrimination claims
- Legal and cultural differences in employment
- Educating foreign managers on U.S.-style employment litigation
- Special employment law defenses available to foreign multinationals
Moderator: Philip M. Berkowitz
Speakers: Donald C. Dowling, Jr., Louise Patry, Gary Siniscalco, Frances Phillips Taft
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Cross-Border Investigations & Ethical Issues
- Update on international enforcement of SOX, Dodd Frank, FCPA and UK Bribery Act
- Investigating employment law claims across borders
- Attorney-client privilege
- Privacy and discovery: workplace e-mails, social media and other electronic data
- Interacting with witnesses: cultural issues
Moderator: Edward C. O’Callaghan
Speakers: Carolina Tavares Rodrigues Davies, Ignacio Funes de Rioja, Martin L. Schmelkin, T.M.J. (Dorothé) Smits, Xiaolin Zhou
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PLI's Live Webcasts
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) in the following states/territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho*, Illinois, Indiana1
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Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.
Arkansas and Oklahoma: Audio-only live webcasts are not approved for credit.
1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
2New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-transitional course formats such as on-demand audio or video programs or live webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.
3Ohio: To confirm that the live webcast has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us. Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per biennial compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.
4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
5Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.
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If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.