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Employment Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to review the steps that might be taken to prepare employment documents for international assignees, what issues arise when dismissing individual expatriate employees and documenting their severance terms and the implications for international assignments of EU regulations on governing law and jurisdiction. This podcast will also look at some recent case law on the territorial scope of UK employment laws - and how expatriate employment documents might be used to make things easier for employer and employee.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why international transfers take place;
  • Have an idea of the types of employment documentation involved in an international assignment;
  • Be aware of viability issues for an assignment;
  • Be aware of the importance of the length of an assignment, the identity of the employer and remuneration;
  • Understand the importance of jurisdiction and choice of law;
  • Understand how the cross border element to expat assignment has a bearing on dismissing employees;
  • Be aware of the role drafters play in making an assignment run smoothly.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Serco Ltd v.Lawson [2006] UKHL 3;
  • Duncombe & Ors v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2011] UKSC 14.

In the modern world, employers and employees are more mobile than ever before which raises a number of practical and legal difficulties for both which need to be reconciled in order for the employment relationship to function smoothly. This podcast is about the role of employment lawyers – particularly those who draft employment documentation – in this process.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-04-02

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