Making a Splash in the Global Employment Pool: The Challenge of Multiple Employment Laws

By and on September 18, 2018
Posted In Employment

US businesses expanding abroad, and international businesses moving into the United States, can find the differences between employment laws both unexpected and costly.

Companies of all sizes are eager to expand their businesses, and their workforce, into new markets. US employers already know that operating in multiple states can feel like operating in different countries because of state- and locality-specific employment laws. But if operating in California versus Wyoming is comparing pools to puddles, then operating in the United States versus other countries is comparing puddles to oceans.

US-based companies looking to expand abroad, and foreign companies opening their first US locations, must proceed with caution before jumping in. One error can commit a business to employing its workforce until retirement, cost months and a small fortune to terminate the employment relationship, or keep it embroiled for years in class action litigation.

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Michelle S. StrowhiroMichelle S. Strowhiro
Michelle S. Strowhiro is an employment advisor and litigator. She provides trusted counsel to US and international companies on all aspects of employment law compliance. Michelle partners with clients to establish and maintain their strong and lawful employment policies and practices; manage their employee relationships from hire to termination; conduct workplace investigations; administer leaves and other workplace accommodations; and resolve disputes. She provides manager and employee trainings on management and sexual harassment. She regularly prepares and negotiates agreements, and advises companies on employment law issues for mergers and acquisitions. Michelle works with clients in the technology, fashion, food and restaurant, health care, sports, media and entertainment industries. Read Michelle Strowhiro's full bio.


Marjorie Clara SotoMarjorie Clara Soto
Marjorie Soto’s employment practice covers single-plaintiff and wage and hour class litigation. She defends employers in lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Marjorie has specialized experience working with clients in the food service, retail, materials science & engineering, staffing, and entertainment industries. She also has experience in traditional labor and pay equity best practices. Read Marjorie Soto's full bio.

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