U.S. vs. the rest of the world:
Employer HR obligations

March 19, 2020 | 1PM EDT / 6PM GMT

Each country has its own unique labour and immigration laws. That said, many HR-related laws and practices in the United States are widely regarded as outliers. Its concept of at-will employment, for example, is virtually unheard of in other jurisdictions, as is its system of employer-provided health care coverage.

As a result of these and other prominent differences, U.S.-based companies looking to expand into other markets — as well as non-U.S. companies looking to get a foothold in the U.S. — are often unprepared for properly hiring, retaining and terminating employees in their target countries.

This webinar explores some of the most important HR-related differences between the U.S. and other countries. The presentation will be equally useful for HR practitioners based inside and outside the U.S., and will help them understand some of the important questions they need to ask before expanding internationally.

Here are the topics we’ll cover:

  • Essential HR documents, including employment contracts, privacy notices and profit-sharing documents, and contractor classification.
  • Immigration considerations, including visa examples and the implications of Brexit.
  • Employee benefits, including mandatory and common supplementary benefits.
  • Paid time off, including annual leave, public holidays, paid sick and family leave requirements.
  • Terminating employees, including probationary periods, unfair dismissal rights and at-will employment recognition.
  • Data protection considerations, including complying with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Presented by:

Indirect Tax Advisory

Lee Sheehan
Managing Director, 
Compliance & International Tax Services


Senior Associate
Global Mobility Advisory team


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