Firing an employee in the United States can be a challenge. Group firings—reductions in-force — can be an even bigger challenge. And from the point of view of a multinational headquartered in the United States, overseas...more
Overseas, dismissing an individual employee gets complex and is heavily regulated. Dismissal mandates under foreign law tend to fall into three broad categories: dismissal procedures, pre-termination notice...more
Terminations in Brazil are tricky enough. If “just cause”—which is statutorily established and defined—does not exist, an employer can be on the hook for quite a bit, including indemnities and taxes tied to the balance in the...more
The Government has announced an updated and revised timetable for the implementation of its proposed employment law reforms over the next two years.
The Government’s Employment Law Review was launched in 2010 to...more
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
A judge rejects the one-month-per-year rule of thumb for calculating termination notice periods, but then applies it. The employee’s lawyer is prepared to concede that notice periods should be capped at 24 months, but the...more
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