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Vedder Thinking | Events Lorman Teleconference: International Employment Assignments: Understanding the Compliance Risks


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July 27, 2010


Visas and Work Permits

  • What Activities Are Permitted as a 'Visitor Business'
  • When Does an Employee Require Work Authorization?
  • What Are the Ramifications/Penalties for Failing to Comply With the Law?
  • The Importance of Planning Ahead
  • Tips for Getting Management Buy-In to Encourage Compliance

Sending Expatriates Abroad: What U.S. Companies Need to Know From an Employment Law Perspective

  • The Expatriate Contract
  • Foreign Government Benefits Requirements – Social Security Equalization
  • Application of Foreign Employment Laws to U.S. Expatriates
  • Repatriation Requirements

Inbound Employees: The Doctrine of Employment at Will in the U.S.

  • The Meaning of Employment at Will
  • Exceptions to the Doctrine: Legislation, Contracts, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Implied Contracts, Torts
  • Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Employment Laws
  • Effect of U.S. Treaties of Trade, Friendship and Navigation on Application of U.S. Employment Laws to Foreign Expatriates and Foreign-Owned Companies

Specific U.S. Employment Laws

  • Compliance With U.S. Federal, State and City Anti-Discrimination/Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation Laws
  • Compliance With Federal and State Workplace Regulations
  • Compliance With Federal and State Regulation of Employee Benefits


Gabrielle M. Buckley, Vedder Price
Alan M. Koral, Vedder Price