Global HR Executive Workshop, Ft LauderdaleDocument Transcript
GLOBAL HR E X E C U T I V E F O R U M
HR Innovation & "Next Practices"
in Global Workforce Management, International
Assignments and Employee Mobility Policy
13 August 2009
About this education conference...
This unique international education course is designed for maximum idea-exchange in an open-forum, problem-
solving and relationship-building atmosphere. You are invited to participate and learn. Looking at the effects of
Globalisation on companies and their employees and families, and on countries and cultures is our general theme;
Risk Management the underlying theme. With the growth of world trade, today’s multinational, corporate workforce
is more mobile and people issues are dominating boardroom agendas. Increasingly, HR leaders are being required
to demonstrate their value in real terms...people issues are frequently the “make or break” factor in corporate deals.
To us, this leads to the growing focus on the risks associated with HR policies, procedures and practices, assign-
ments, and the risks to employees and families.
continuing professional education produced by –
phone – 1.619.297.5700
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
AGE N D A
8.00 am CHECK-IN, COFFEE & NETWORKING
8.45 OPENING SESSION
WELCOME REMARKS, INTRODUCTIONS AND PURPOSE
Ed Cohen, Program Developer; TalkRadio Host — Global Business, Global People™;
Publisher & Editor — Global HR News
9.00 THEME KEYNOTE (INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP)
HOW TO DEVELOP AND SUSTAIN A "COMMITTED, AGILE, AND FULLY-
CONTRIBUTING WORKFORCE FOR TODAY'S TURBULENT ECONOMIC TIMES
Scott Hamilton, Founder and Senior Partner — Allign™
TOM PETERS HAS SAID:
"The chief reason for our failure in world-class competition is our failure to tap our workforce’s potential".
SCOTT HAMILTON SAYS:
A significant number of employees in most organizations cannot keep current and truly aligned with their com-
panies “go-to-market” strategy, and even less demonstrate total commitment to the organization or its goals,
according to Gallup (2008).
Additionally, in these uncertain times, emotional stress contributes to an even greater internal lack of focus
and “change fatigue”.
This highly interactive presentation by strategic execution expert, Scott Hamilton focuses on how to use next
practices... innovative methods to fully attract and engage employees in the goals of the organization, align them
to key initiatives and how to coach them using accelerated execution techniques.
Participants will also learn how to assess the critical brand, customer and market attributes of their company
to better connect their global workforce to external challenges and improve individual/team contribution levels
at the local level.
YOUR KEY TAKE-AWAYS:
• Understanding the reality that up to 40% of employee-work is not focused on or contributing to current
company objectives! Participants will learn how to build “focused performance and relevant contribution”.
• Learn how to engage your executive team to the new regulatory and political realities impacting your global
talent management strategy ... from an ROI perspective.
• Recognize why many employees do not know how they directly or indirectly contribute to profit! Participants
will learn 3-steps to improve financial alignment, i.e., line-of-sight to your value proposition.
• Learn how to better enhance and create a “two-way” stream of improvement ideas based on your CEO’s
vision and context regarding internal operations and employee performance.
• Learn how to identify and manage your EVP... Employee Value Proposition ... to attract and retain the best.
• Learn the 5-ways to build NEXT PRACTICES in your organization to eliminate out-of-date policies, initiatives
and focus on initiatives that will truly be valuable to your overall workforce development strategy.
VALUE TO GLOBAL LEADERS:
A huge gap often exists between global to local strategic initiatives (brand, marketing, leadership or other key
issues) and the workforce’s ability to execute.
Participants will develop a context for understanding business performance as a function of customer and
Participants will learn NEXT PRACTICE methods for enhancing the direct contribution of individuals and
teams to company goals will be demonstrated. Examples and interactive exercises will demonstrate powerful
business tools for connecting all resources to clearly understood objectives.
Participants will leave with awareness of new tools to develop a high performance “execution oriented” culture,
and the “WIIFM” (what's in it for me) - how the company contributes to their personal development and success.
AGE N D A
9.50 am NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10.15 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE
ECONOMIC CLIMATE "SPOT SURVEY": WHAT COMPANIES
ARE DOING WITH THEIR EXPATRIATE PROGRAMS
Gary Lusk, Partner — KPMG LLP
11.00 LEGAL KEYNOTE: SPECIAL TECHNICAL TRAINING
TRENDS IN LATIN-AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT LAW
UNDERSTANDING THE WORKPLACE LEGAL LANDSCAPE
AND AVOIDING THE MAJOR PITFALLS
E. Johan Lubbe, Partner; Coordinator, International Employment Practice Group
— Jackson Lewis LLP
Angel Castillo, Jr., Partner — Jackson Lewis LLP
• Role of Labor Departments in Latin America – from hiring to firing
• “Cause” requirements for employment termination
• Severance benefits (or indemnities) due to employees terminated without cause
• “Independent contractors” – oh, really?
• Employees on the US payroll
• Workplace mobbing
• Data privacy compliance
• Understanding the basic difference between US and Latin –American employment law is crucial to avoiding
employment law disputes and compliance lapse – think global but act locally!
• Employees in Latin-American countries have substantially stronger legal protections than US employees.
Many of these rights are non-waivable and cannot be contracted away.
• The local Labor Department plays an active role in administering the employment relationship
• Engaging employees as “independent contractors” or merely paying them form the US payroll is fraught with
problems; be cautious
• The regulation of data privacy and workplace mobbing (or “bullying” ) have reached the shore of Latin
America; be aware of the compliance and risk prevention challenges
12.15 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON
TAX UPDATE 2009...
COMPLIANCES IN THE NEW ECONOMY IMPACTING GLOBAL MOBILITY
Angela D. Arnold, Senior Manager — KPMG, LLP
AGE N D A
2.00 LEGAL KEYNOTE
US CONGRESS, AND BUSINESS IMMIGRATION LAW:
UPDATE ON THE NEW GEO-POLITICS & NEW COMPLIANCES
Enrique Gonzalez III, Managing Partner Coral Gables — Fragomen LLP
2.40 FAST BREAK
2.50 MANAGEMENT KEYNOTE
CORPORATE TRAINING: EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY
Norah Franchetti, VP Training — Crown Relocations
With the world somewhat in the economic doldrums, organizations may be scrambling to figure out how to
continue to invest in its people, retain its customers and look for new opportunities. The pressure is definitely on
to maximize training resources, what are the options?
In this session we will discuss the options to continue to develop our talent by embracing technology to suit all
generations and levels of staff, we will look at informal versus formal training and getting the best results so that
we can develop and retain our people as well as providing better customer service both internally and externally.
3.50 KEYNOTE PANEL
GLOBAL HR NEWS TALK SHOW IDEA EXCHANGE
"NEXT PRACTICES" GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT and TODAY'S CHALLENGES
... IMPACT OF NEW COMPLIANCES, GEO-POLITICS, AND A VOLATILE ECONOMY
... A LOOK AHEAD FOR 2010 !
host: Ed Cohen, Publisher & Editor — GlobalHRNews.com
commentators: Anwar Sadat, Vice-President — Citi International Personal Banking; Citibank, N.A.
Robert Kreiling, Vice-President — Bank of America Home Loans
Scott Hamilton, Senior Partner — Allign
Gary Lusk, Partner — KPMG LLP
Rob Howard, Director — HTH Worldwide
E. Johan Lubbe, Partner — Jackson Lewis LLP
5.00 pm NETWORKING WINE RECEPTION
SPE A K E R S
ANGELA ARNOLD His practice currently focuses on representing employers
KPMG LLP in state and federal court litigation and appeals, including
Angela Arnold is a Senior Manager, International Execu- defending claims arising in the workplace alleging dis-
tive Services, and is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and crimination on the basis of physical and mental disabilities
Georgia. Angela has worked as a tax professional with KPMG (Americans with Disabilities Act), age (Age Discrimination
LLP for 16 years. During that time she has specialized in the in Employment Act), gender (including sexual harassment),
delivery of tax compliance and advisory services to support pregnancy, religious beliefs, race, and national origin (Title
global mobility programs for companies based both in the U.S. VII); alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act
and the Fair Labor Standards Act; and alleging employment-
and abroad. Her Education includes MS, Accountancy, UNCG;
related common law tort claims such as battery, defamation,
and she is a CPA licensed in Georgia and North Carolina.
invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional
Angela’s professional expertise lies in the areas of expatri-
distress. He represents clients in such litigation primarily in
ate taxation, international payroll reporting and international
Florida and Puerto Rico. Additionally, he is experienced in
tax policy development. She has coordinated the delivery of
litigating claims arising from employment contracts, includ-
individual tax, payroll and human resource compliance and
ing disputes over non-compete covenants and confidentiality
advisory services around the world for companies and orga-
agreements. Besides his experience in litigation, Mr. Castillo
nizations in such diverse industry segments as the following:
also has extensive experience in advising employers regard-
Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Retail consulting, Higher
ing employee terminations and lay-offs, reductions in force,
education and research, and Technology.
and plant closings (including WARN Act issues).
The early identification of global mobility issues and
Mr. Castillo also conducts training sessions and seminars
management of those issues at appropriate phases during
in English as well as in Spanish for management, supervisors,
the assignment life cycle is of critical importance for global
and employees on issues of workplace law aimed at ensuring
employers. Failure to identify and manage these issues
full compliance with applicable laws and avoiding litigation,
can create tax and financial risks for both the employer and
administrative proceedings, and investigations. The subjects
employee. Education of international assignment manag-
of such sessions include, among others, sex harassment, retali-
ers, assignees and other stakeholders within a company is of
ation, wage-and-hour laws, reasonable disability accommoda-
foremost importance in building a successful international
tion, leave laws, pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse policies,
and language policies in the workplace, among others.
Angela has successfully implemented the following proj-
Mr. Castillo has worked on Latin American legal issues
ects for her clients to support their international workforce
throughout his years of practice, and has worked with and
policies and processes: Global compensation data gathering,
supervised local lawyers in and visited Mexico and many
reporting and tax withholding; International assignment
countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America,
tax policy development and implementation; Tax planning
including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica,
and tax savings identification for international assignments
Nicaragua, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Argentina.
to support new emerging operations in Asia and Europe;
He is a former Chair of the International Law Committee of
Individual work with high-level corporate executives to un-
the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, which he founded.
derstand and plan for the tax and financial impact of partici-
He has litigated and tried a number of cases in United States
pating in an international assignment. Her past engagements
courts governed by the laws of various Latin American
include Management of global tax compliance and advisory
countries, including Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Honduras,
services for multi-national companies and non-profit entities
Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic,
headquartered in the Southeastern U.S.
among others. He recently concluded a lengthy international
arbitration governed by the law of El Salvador, conducted by
the American Arbitration Association in Spanish, and another
ANGEL CASTILLO, JR.
one, governed by the law of Brazil, conducted by the Interna-
Jackson Lewis LLP tional Chamber of Commerce.
Angel Castillo, Jr., a partner in the Miami office of Jackson Mr. Castillo is a member of the Firm’s International Prac-
Lewis, has significant experience over more than 25 years of tice Group, which provides one-stop global coordination of
practice in employment and other civil litigation and in do- labor and employment law strategies for U.S. multinational
mestic and international arbitrations. His Martindale-Hubbell businesses with foreign interests. He coordinates and super-
Peer Rating is AV. Mr. Castillo has been selected by both the vises legal services to clients with operations throughout
South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Super Lawyers as one Latin America, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Domini-
of the top Labor and Employment lawyers in South Florida. can Republic.
SPE A K E R S
A native of Havana, Cuba, who has lived in the United and also distributed copies direct to many of the region’s top
States since his high school years, Mr. Castillo is fluent in Span- companies and recruiters and he began a mail-order service
ish and has a working knowledge of French and Portuguese. as many requests for copies came in and copies were sold
Mr. Castillo received his bachelor's degree from Stetson internationally.
University in DeLand, Florida, where he was student body During 1984 he organized his first conference and it was
president, in 1968. He received his J.D. degree with high held at the LA Chamber of Commerce; over 100 attended
honors in 1978 from the University of Florida in Gainesville, including HR managers from Apple, Chevron, Paramount
Florida, where he graduated first in his class and was Execu- Pictures, Bank of America, Hughes Aircraft Company, Fluor,
tive Editor of the Law Review and a member of Phi Delta Phi. General Dynamics, and many more.
He was awarded the LL.M. degree by the Yale Law School in In 1986 and ‘87 he and others produced and distributed
New Haven, Connecticut, in 1980. the first video relocation guides to Southern California and
Mr. Castillo is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, Hughes Aircraft Company retained Ed to produce a special-
the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of ized version for their recruitment program.
Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits, and also the First In the ‘85-’89 timeframe he expanded the guidebook
Circuit, which handles appeals from the United States District concept with Chicago Bound™‚ New York Bound™, Florida
Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He also is admitted to Bound™, Texas Bound™, Arizona Bound™, and other publish-
practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern ing ventures.
and Middle Districts of Florida and, by examination, in the In ‘94 Ed published the first international trade paper for
United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in “corporate relocation” called Corporate Relocation News™
San Juan. His trial experience includes more than 50 trials and (later to become widely known as CRN News).
evidentiary hearings in federal and state courts, including a In ‘97 he organized and hosted his first international
dozen jury trials. He also has extensive appellate experience conference and it happened in London and 115 delegates
in state and federal appellate courts. attended, mostly from the UK and European continent; about
1/3 came over from the US. He has also produced conferenc-
es in Paris, Brussels, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Geneva,
EDWIN COHEN Panama, Mexico City, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in addi-
Global HR News tion to several US cities and Vancouver BC.
In 2003, Ed re-branded CRN News as GLOBAL HR NEWS.
Here’s a quick overview of GLOBAL HR NEWS and how it Beginning September 2008, the magazine became a monthly
evolved: and is now easily available on www.globalhrnews.com with
Ed Cohen began a business involved with “corporate relo- global free access free download 24-7-365.
cation” in 1977 when he founded, and then managed a Public
Relations/Destination Services company he called “Settling-In
Greater Boston & New England”. With an office location on
downtown Boston’s Freedom Trail, the company primarily
was involved with promoting engineer recruitment into the
region for the developing “mini computer” industry. The com- Scottish born Norah Franchetti, joined Crown Worldwide
pany’s main product/service was helping people find housing 26 years ago and has held a wide range of business develop-
and a new life, to become knowledgeable about the Greater ment and general management positions, with postings in
Boston region and its history and culture. His company was Asia, UK, Europe and the United States.
involved with researching, editing, publishing region-based She is currently the Vice President for Learning & De-
information about the Greater Boston communities and velopment and under the "Crown University" umbrella, she
their schools, housing, and the community-based tax rates, defines the global training and development strategies and
commuting routes, local government, lifestyles, and more. He
delivers in-person workshops to the worldwide staff includ-
published this information, supported by advertising, into a
ing Business Development Managers and Account Manag-
glossy, colorful guidebook called “Settlin’-In”. Distribution was
direct to all of the region’s company HR and Recruiters, as well ers as well as leadership workshops to the Group Managers.
as thru the regional chamber of commerce and bookstores Norah is a regular conference speaker in her areas of exper-
located throughout the region. In 1980 he sold the company tise which include her many experiences from traveling and
and relocated to California. working in over 50 countries.
During 1981 he began a similar business called Califor- Franchetti graduated from Napier University, Edinburgh,
nia Bound™ and the first edition was published in ‘82. He set Scotland, with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business
up distribution via the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Studies. She currently lives in California.
SPE A K E R S
ROBERT KREILING over twenty years experience and has traveled to over sixty
Bank of America Home Loans countries during his career, working closely with his cross-
Rob Kreiling is Senior Vice President, Regional Sales border clients to assist them in tax planning and the develop-
Manager with Bank of America Home Loans – Relocation and ment of expatriate compensation and equalization policies
Corporate Services. He has been with the bank for 19 years for a variety of industries and business situations. Associated
and in relocation for the past 11 years. Rob received his CRP with the development of international assignment policies,
in 2000, his GMS in 2005, and Meritorious Service Award he has assisted his clients to model and budget for the costs
from ERC in 2008. He is an active member of several regional of expatriate assignments. His experience includes cross bor-
relocation councils including the Southeastern Regional der payroll, pension and equity compensation issues.
Relocation Council, Houston Relocation Professionals, North Additionally, Gary has experience in corporate and part-
Texas Relocation Professionals, and Metro Atlanta Relocation nership taxation, facilitating a broader understanding of the
Council. Rob received his B.A. from the College of William and relationship between expatriate issues and his client organi-
Mary in Virginia and his M.B.A. from the University of South zations issues and tax positions. His work includes both large
Florida. He and his wife, Judy, live in Bradenton, Florida and and small expatriate programs, as well as broader technical
have two children, Courtney, 10, and Alex, 7. matters which can be material to expatriate programs, such
as estate tax issues and their consequence on inbound as-
signees to the U.S.
JOHAN LUBBE Mr. Lusk has authored a number of articles as well as
Jackson Lewis LLP developed and delivered training sessions and seminars for
his organization, his clients and various industry associations.
Johan Lubbe is a partner at Jackson Lewis LLP, a national Industry associations to which he has presented include the
management-side workplace law firm in the U.S., based in American Payroll Association, Society of Human Resource
New York. The firm has over 440 employment lawyers in 40 Managers (SHRM) and local chapters of CPAs. Subjects of
offices across the U.S. Johan I sresidetn in the firms’ White such sessions include taxation, expatriate program manage-
Plains, New York office and coordinates the firm’s International ment and expatriate assignment policy development.
Employment Practice Group. He and advises U.S. multinational Mr. Lusk has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration
corporations with their global workplace challenges and for- degree from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas and is a CPA
eign multinationals doing business in the U.S. He also advises in Texas and Georgia.
many foreign companies with operations in the U.S. Johan is
an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator with unions.
Johan has law degrees from leading law schools in the ANWAR SADAT
U.S., England and South Africa. He started his legal career as Citibank International Personal Banking (IPB) division
a labor lawyer in South Africa and has been in the U.S. for the
past 14 years. He has authored a number of articles on cross- Anwar Sadat is Vice President, Corporate Sales with
border employment issues, including in Global HR News, and Citibank’s International Personal Banking (IPB) division. He
is a frequent speaker at international employment law confer- is responsible for new business development and manag-
ences in the U.S. and overseas. ing the overall relationship with Corporate Clients and Third
Johan is recognized as a leading employment lawyer in Party partners. Anwar has been employed with Citibank
a number of publications, including Practical Law Company’s over twelve years and has held various important positions
Labour and Employee Benefits Cross-border Handbook in Sales and in Human Resources. As an expatriate in Dublin,
2006/07 and 2007/08, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Lead- Ireland, Anwar learned firsthand about the needs of the expa-
ing Labour and Employment Lawyers 2004 and again 2006, triate community. In addition, his solid experience in Human
The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Resources, gives him an interesting perspective about the
Employment Lawyers – 2005 and again 2007, and the Legal tactical and strategic challenges faced by global HR and Re-
Media Group’s The Best of the Best 2005. Johan is also recog- location professionals. Anwar graduated Magna Cum Laude
nized as a Super Lawyer in New York 2007 and again in 2008. in Economics from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He also did graduate work in Human Resources and Industrial
Relations at the University of Minnesota.
GARY LUSK is the Southeast region partner for KPMG
LLP’s International Executive Services Tax practice. He has
Continuing Professional Education
FRANKFURT, Germany, 9 Sep
GENEVA, Switzerland, 15 Sep
SEATTLE, 1 Oct
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 27 Oct
PHOENIX, 29 Oct
ATLANTA, 5 Nov
HOUSTON, 11 Nov
PARIS, 1 Dec
LONDON, 4 Dec
NEW YORK, 20 Jan
SILICON VALLEY, 28 Jan
SPO N S O R S
protection, home and school search, intercultural services, ploy a mobile workforce and to be able to react quickly to
and domestic and international transportation of household market trends and international opportunities. Keeping up
goods. We provide services for corporations, diplomats and with changes in cross-border issues and ensuring a business’
private customers. Crown Relocations is a division of the mobile employee population is cost effective, efficient and
Crown Worldwide Group. Established in 1965, the Crown compliant can be a daunting prospect. KPMG have created
Worldwide Group is a privately held company with global a range of services, supported by leading edge technology,
headquarters in Hong Kong. which can help our clients ensure that they can manage
all aspects of their globally mobile employees effectively.
With over 30 years as a dedicated global mobility consulting
Moving people overseas? Take away the practice and employing approximately 1,600 professionals
headaches by working with the FIDI Global in over 160 countries, our firm serves over 1,000 clients with
Alliance (www.fidi.com), whose 520 mem- 80,000 expatriates on assignment at any one time. We have
bers in 100 countries are all independently a deep and comprehensive understanding of the issues sur-
certified quality moving companies. The FIDI rounding globally mobile employees in numerous industries,
Global Alliance is headquartered at 69 Rue Picard-B5, 1080 from both the employer’s and employee’s view.
Brussels, Belgium. To achieve the highly regarded certifica- Whether expanding your global operations or considering
tion, members had the foresight to retain the advisory firm of acquisitions, mergers or downsizing, we offer professional ad-
Ernst & Young (EY) to undertake on-site compliance proce- vice and guidance on a wide range of issues affecting a mobile
dures for the measurement programme we call FAIM. It cov- workforce, from international human resources management
ers every aspect of professional international moving. Now and personal tax compliance to sophisticated tax advice.
in its 10th year of operational service, FAIM measures 16 key
parameters of interest to firms booking international moves,
including oversight of member-company financials, their HTH Worldwide is a leader in
customer files, conducts staff interviews, reviews in-house helping world travelers gain access to
operations, management, and reviews the member firms’ pro- quality healthcare services all around
cess of customer care. The FIDI members undergo an inspec- the globe. HTH combines ongoing re-
tion every two years to ensure their compliance. search, a contracted global community of physicians and hos-
pitals, advanced Internet applications, and wide experience
in international health insurance to ensure customers' health,
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen safety and peace of mind. Founded in 1997 as Highway To
& Loewy, LLP (FRAGOMEN) is the Health, Inc., HTH Worldwide has grown to become a leading
leading provider of corporate provider of international health insurance programs and an
immigration services and solu- innovator in online healthcare information, medical assistance
tions. Founded in 1951, FRAGOMEN has over 130 attorneys and insurance services around the globe. Presently, HTH an-
and over 500 professional immigration specialists and staff nually provides health insurance products or services to over
located in 23 offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe. 650,000 individuals who travel, study or live outside of their
FRAGOMEN works in partnership with clients to facilitate the home country. HTH Worldwide is the parent entity of World-
hiring and transfer of employees worldwide. wide Insurance Services, Inc., d/b/a HTH Worldwide Insurance
FRAGOMEN’s comprehensive U.S. immigration and visa Services, a licensed broker and third party administrator, and
services include preparation of all temporary visa petitions HTH Re, Ltd., a Class 3 Bermuda-based reinsurance facility.
and applications for permanent residence, immigration Taken together, these resources make HTH an important
policy guidance, strategic planning advice, program support specialty insurer and a leader in assisting world travelers gain
and counseling on compliance issues including Form I-9 and access to quality healthcare worldwide. HTH specializes in
H-1B Labor Condition Application documentation. The firm insurance product development, marketing and distribution.
also provides immigration-related export control compliance HTH also invests in the development of unique assets to assist
guidance and services. Fragomen Global Immigration Servic- the global traveler, including a directly contracted internation-
es, affiliate to FRAGOMEN, provides guidance and assistance al network of medical practitioners and facilities in over 180
on immigration matters for the international movement of countries outside the U.S. The Company's provider network, in
employees and new hires between countries worldwide. combination with online tools and databases and telephonic
Global business today requires organizations to em- assistance, comprise Global Health and Safety Services.
SPO N S O R S
KPMG LLP is a member of KPMG For 50 years, Jackson Lewis has
International, whose International placed a high premium on pre-
Executive Services network includes ventive strategies and positive solutions in the practice of
over 1,800 professionals from KPMG workplace law. We partner with employers to devise policies
member firms worldwide and provides services for more and procedures promoting constructive employee relations
than 60,000 mobile employees/assignees in more than 800 and limiting disputes. We are proud to say that in one of the
organizations. Its IES practice provides a single source for most challenging and competitive fields of legal practice,
addressing international assignment business issues such as Jackson Lewis is often the "go to" law firm when businesses
international tax advisory and compliance, global mobility are faced with difficult and complex employment issues. Our
advisory, assignment program administration (outsourcing) 550+ attorneys located in 42 offices across the U.S. combine a
and international assignment technology. For more informa- national perspective with an awareness of local business envi-
tion regarding KPMG’s IES or other services please visit www. ronments to help clients achieve their goals and guide them
kpmg.com. towards a favorable outcome. We also assist U.S. corporations
with their workplace law challenges in foreign jurisdictions. To
this end, we have advised U.S. companies regarding inter-
Since 1990, Living Abroad LLC has national assignment employment contracts, recruiting and
built a solid reputation as a leading hiring of foreign nationals, multiple country lay-offs and office
source for reliable and accurate interna- closures, and cross-border data privacy issues.
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International Resource Center is comprised of detailed infor- incisive action to effect solutions that minimize costs and
mation on over 133 destinations, 67 world cities for expatri- maximize results. Over the past five years alone, our employ-
ates and business travelers, customized relocation resources, ment litigators have defended more than 8,000 individual
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Living Abroad LLC is privileged to have a cross-section action relating to the U.S. workplace. We are experienced in all
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the USA (Norwalk, CT), Living Abroad LLC is a member of action, race, gender and age discrimination, sexual harass-
ERC (Employee Relocation Council), SHRM Global (Society of ment, preventive labor relations, union avoidance, strikes,
Human Resource Management), CERC (Canadian Employee collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, employee leaves,
Relocation Council), Institute for Global Mobility and NFTC pension and benefit administration, immigration, wage and
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www.livingabroad.com. ing, employee privacy, disability rights, workplace violence,
restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements, and
alternative dispute resolution.