Donald C. Dowling, Jr.

Donald C. Dowling, Jr.

White & Case LLP

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Global HR Hot Topic—December 2014: Overseas Business Travel Liability and the Duty of Care in Times of Ebola

As of late 2014, the United States faced no Ebola pandemic whatsoever. The odds of catching Ebola in an American workplace remained statistically zero. Only a handful of Ebola cases had made their way to the United States,...more

12/5/2014 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Ebola Employer Liability Issues Expatriates Foreign Subsidiaries Multinationals Popular Travel Traveling Employee Workplace Hazards Workplace Safety

Global HR Hot Topic—September 2014: Global Codes of Conduct

Most major multinationals—particularly those based in the United States—have issued global codes of conduct spelling out baseline rules that apply across their worldwide operations. But these conduct codes vary substantially...more

9/4/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Code of Conduct Compliance Multinationals

Global HR Hot Topic: Globally Auditing Human Resources Compliance - May 2014

Globalization pushes multinationals to align more and more aspects of human resources across borders. Multinationals now routinely globalize many of their HR programs, policies, benefits and other "offerings" that, back in...more

5/2/2014 - Audits Compliance Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Global Economy Multinationals

Global HR Hot Topic—March 2014: Global Compensation, Bonus and Benefits Plan Checklist

Business imperatives push multinationals to expand at least some of their pay, bonus and benefits offerings internationally. This is why in recent years we have seen multinationals globalize many compensation and benefits...more

3/12/2014 - Cross-Border Employee Benefits Human Resources Professionals Multinationals

Global HR Hot Topic - November 2013: How to Cut (or “Restructure”) Employment Terms, Work Hours, Benefits and Pay Outside the...

Employment-at-will offers American employers broad freedom to cut their staff’s terms and conditions of employment, work hours, employee benefits—even compensation, bonuses, commissions and base pay. Indeed, American bosses...more

11/27/2013 - At-Will Employment Employee Benefits Employee Rights Employment Contract EU Layoffs Multinationals Vested Rights Doctrine

Global Equal Employment Opportunity Toolkit: How to Fight Workplace Discrimination and Harassment and Promote Workplace Diversity...

Equal employment opportunity initiatives like policies, code of conduct provisions and training modules on discrimination, harassment and diversity have long been vital to domestic American employers. Now, in the global...more

9/23/2013 - Age Discrimination At-Will Employment Cross-Border Discrimination Diversity Equal Opportunities Extraterritoriality Rules Harassment Multinationals Pay Discrimination Protected Class

Global HR Hot Topic - September 2013: Cross-Border Age Discrimination Compliance

Multinationals have to comply with discrimination laws across their worldwide operations. And multinationals certainly need to comply with their own internal equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies that they impose...more

8/30/2013 - Age Discrimination Cross-Border Discrimination EEO Forced Retirement Harassment Multinationals Recruitment Policies

Global HR Hot Topic - August 2013: Cross-Border Anti-Discrimination Initiatives

Discrimination law in the United States is more evolved than anywhere else on Earth. The leading treatise on US employment discrimination law (by Barbara Lindemann and Paul Grossman) runs to two volumes and 3,300 pages. By...more

8/2/2013 - At-Will Employment Cross-Border Discrimination Extraterritoriality Rules Multinationals Protected Class

Global HR Hot Topic - July 2013: Structuring Expatriate Postings

Multinationals inevitably post expatriates abroad. But in setting up expat postings, employers too often either ignore the question of how best to structure the expat assignment or else they struggle with the expat...more

7/2/2013 - Business Development Expatriates Foreign Affiliates Foreign Corporations Hiring & Firing Multinationals Travel Traveling Employee

Global HR Hot Topic - April 2013: Internal Investigations in Overseas Workplaces

Challenge: In America, internal investigations into suspicions and allegations of employee misconduct follow an increasingly well-defined approach. But exporting US investigatory best practices raises unexpected...more

4/2/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Cross-Border Data Protection Dodd-Frank Evidence FCPA Foreign Jurisdictions Internal Investigations Interviews Litigation Hold Multinationals Sarbanes-Oxley UK Bribery Act Upjohn Warnings Whistleblowers

Global HR Hot Topic - March 2013: Cross-Border Anti-Harassment Initiatives

Challenge: A “zero tolerance” stand against illegal workplace harassment is laudable in US domestic operations. But wildly differing harassment laws and standards abroad complicate an inflexible global approach to eradicating...more

3/4/2013 - Anti-Harassment Policies Cross-Border Discrimination Multinationals Sexual Harassment

Global HR Hot Topic - February 2013: Threshold Dismissal Circumstances Overseas: Good Cause, Economic Necessity, Employee Rank and...

Challenge: Multinationals facing overseas dismissals too often skip ahead to check local laws on pre-termination notice, severance pay and dismissal procedures. But often, threshold circumstances override these...more

2/6/2013 - Employee Rank and Status Employment Contract Foreign Jurisdictions Hiring & Firing Just Cause Multinationals Overseas Dismissals Pre-Termination Notice Settlement Severance Pay Threshhold Requirements

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