American Bar Association
Section of International Law: International Employment Law Committee

Section of International Law:
International Employment Law Committee

About the Committee

The ever evolving globalized workplace requires deep knowledge of human resources laws and practices around the world. The International Employment Law Committee provides a platform for thought leadership and expertise on key issues and developments in international employment law. In addition to traditional areas of focus, for example management of cross border human resources, overseas assignments, mergers and acquisitions, dismissals and litigation, the committee also works alongside other committees in areas such as data protection, immigration, bribery and corruption. This commitee seeks to demystify international employment laws around the world by helping attorneys, human resource specialists, and businesses better understand the employment law challenges they face when doing business outside the United States. Our experienced members are not only knowledgeable in the local laws but also teleconference monthly, publishes an informative newsletter quarterly, sponsors frequent panels at the Section's Fall and Winter meetings, and conducts periodic stand-alone webinars and teleconferences on hot international employment law topics.

What's New

Dear All,

I am delighted to share with you our 2013 Year in Review in matters

relating to Labour Law; our submission includes contributions from France,

Hong-Kong, Italy, Mexico, the People's Republic of China, Singapore, Spain,

the Gulf Cooperation Council Member States and the United Kingdom.

(See the uploaded file in Publications: ABA - Year In Review 2013.pdf)

Again, I would like to thank the contributors for their articles especially

given the short deadline!

Very warm wishes to all for the holidays and the New Year.

Kind regards,

Roselyn & Anna

Global Employment Law

We are the International Employment Law Committee committee.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events
Washington, DC 2013 Spring Meeting
April 23, 2013 - April 27, 2013
Join our committee programs:
Tue, 4/23, 2:20-3:50p: Ethical Red Flags in International Law Practice - Advising Clients and Protecting Your Reputation
Wed, 4/24, 9-10.30a: Déjà vu? The Immigration Debate After the US Election: Where Do We Go From Here?
Wed, 4/24, 2.30-4p: Social Media in the Workplace - Employer Interests vs. Employee Rights;
Wed, 4/24, 4.30-6p: Still Lost in the Clouds - Controlling Company Data on Employees' Personal Devices in the Age of Readily Available Cloud Storage
Section Events
April 25, 2014
China World Hotel
Beijing ,
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 25, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 29, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference


Co-Chairs:  Anna Birtwistle, Roselyn Sands

Vice-Chairs:  Philip M Berkowitz, Helen Colquhoun, Robert Brian Fitzpatrick, James Gregory, Christina Hultsch, K Lesli Ligorner, Jan Rudolph, Holly A Silver, Sajai Singh, William David Wright, Baba Maia Zipkin

Committee Roster (193 total members)

Newsletters and Publications

2013 Year in Review
2005 Draft Year in Review Article
2006 Draft Year in Review Article

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Committee Internet Links

Fall 2013 program proposal guide
Audio CLE Program - May 8, 2007: Cross-Border Employment, Discrimination, Non-Competition, and Privacy
Audio CLE Program - September 26, 2007: How to Deal With Employees in Cross Border M&A Transactions

The International Employment Lawyer

Here you will find previous issues of the Committee's quarterly newsletter.

Modified by Gabrielle Miller on March 21, 2014

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