Keys to an effective global employment strategy

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Publication November 7, 2016

It too often happens that U.S.-based multinational companies develop their global employment strategy by happenstance. Typically, they grow over time through acquisition, and rarely focus sufficient attention at the time of purchase on true and proper integration of their differing global workforces, policies and practices.

Needless to say, this leads to frequent mistakes over time, and in some cases, significantly adverse (yet avoidable) legal liabilities and payouts. This article highlights a few of the key issues for multinational employers to focus on when growing their global workforces so as to develop and implement a good global employment strategy. Issues discussed include: (1) Consolidation of global employment policies and documents; (2) independent contractors versus employees under varying global standards; and (3) proper global and local employer entity structuring.

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