Each year, since 1979, this committee has held timely and informative midwinter meetings overseas to exchange views face-to-face with leading labor relations and employment law experts in foreign capitals and leading cities (Prague, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin, London, Brussels, Luxembourg, Geneva, Paris, Dusseldorf, Munich, Rome, Vienna, Madrid, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Copenhagen and Stockholm). As an important task force for the Section, committee members study and report on current developments in foreign labor relations law and employment law practices, particularly those affecting U.S. multi-national enterprises operating abroad.
The committee also maintains on-going liaison with key spokesmen for the labor and employment branches of international agencies, such as the European Community (EC), International Labor Organization (ILO), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which establish transnational codes of conduct applicable to international labor law.
Committee planning meetings are also held each year in the United States and at the ABA Annual Meeting and the Section's annual conference. Periodic updates and background papers are also furnished to committee members several times a year. These reports interpret the latest labor law developments in those foreign nations and international bodies previously visited or about to be visited by the committee. The committee has published International Labor and Employment Laws Volume I and Volume II, treatises providing an overview of labor and employment law in the major industrialized countries, as well as Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey Volume I and Volume II.
Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, Volume I $243.75
Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, Volume II $363.75
Drafting and negotiating restrictive covenants or litigating covenants and trade secrets issues at the international level is no simple task. As the global economy continues to expand, it is becoming increasingly challenging for attorneys in the U.S. and in other jurisdictions representing employers to ensure such provisions are enforceable worldwide, and for those representing employees to ensure that their clients are able to retain their mobility in the event of a change in circumstances.