Brian S. Cousin
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Brian S. Cousin focuses on employment litigation and counseling, ERISA and benefits litigation, executive contract negotiations, complex commercial litigation, and international arbitration. He is head of the Firm’s International Employment Practice Group and co-head of the Firm’s ERISA and benefits litigation practice. Read Brian Cousin's full bio.
By Brian S. Cousin on Dec 3, 2020
Posted In Employment, Labor
Some estimates have upwards of 10 million Americans living abroad; three-fifths of them are working in some fashion, according to a 2017 survey by the expatriate support organization InterNations. And even if a much smaller number are working for US employers, a substantial portion have spent much of 2020 navigating the challenges of visa, benefits,...
By Brian S. Cousin, Abigail M. Kagan and Saniya Ahmed on Sep 15, 2020
Posted In Employment
COVID-19 safety plans are a way for employers to demonstrate to their employees, the public and, in certain cases, state governments that they have considered the risks associated with COVID-19 in their workplaces and have developed a response to these concerns. The plans establish and explain the policies, practices and conditions necessary to meet the...
By Brian S. Cousin on Sep 1, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment
Employers in Spain are contending with the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to raise health and safety concerns. A resurgence of COVID-19 cases in July prompted some parts of the country to re-implement restrictions that had been lifted earlier. “Spain was among the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus,” said Brian Cousin,...
By Brian S. Cousin, Manuel Rajunov, Richard I. Scharlat, Christina S. Dumitrescu and Sarah Schanz on Aug 13, 2020
Posted In Employment
The COVID-19 Global Guide for Business provides employers with the latest information on returning to work. Nations around the world are struggling to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, and government responses to COVID-19 differ significantly based on local laws, culture, politics and the severity of the outbreak. Legal professionals in 50+ countries contributed to this...
By Brian S. Cousin, Christina S. Dumitrescu, Carole A. Spink, Dana L. Sanders, Lindsay Ditlow, Mark Meredith, Michael J. Sheehan and Richard I. Scharlat on Mar 17, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
We are proud to introduce the first annual McDermott Global Employment Law Year in Review: 2019. The purpose of this publication is to provide you with concise summaries of many of the laws and court decisions from 2019 that significantly impact employers and employees all over the world. Many of the updates presented in this...