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International Labor & Employment

Supporting global operations

Husch Blackwell’s International Labor & Employment attorneys assist multinational clients as they maneuver the maze of regulatory, risk, and management requirements of an international workforce.

Our team takes a client-centric approach to guiding clients through all aspects of international employment – whether managing operations in multiple countries, expanding into new jurisdictions, employing foreign nationals, or engaging independent contractors across borders – our attorneys partner with clients to prevent and solve labor and employment issues.

Leveraging long-standing relationships with firms across around the world, Husch Blackwell is positioned to provide seamless service no matter the location. Our affiliation with global law firm Pinsent Masons allows us to serve clients’ interests throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Likewise, our partners at Gowling WLG provide expertise with respect to employment issues in Canada. At the same time, our membership in TerraLex, a select network of premier foreign law firms in more than 100 countries, ensures our clients have instant access to leading professionals around the world.

Our counsel to international clients includes:

  • Assessing risks and benefits of global operational decisions, including reductions-in-force
  • Assistance with global mergers and acquisitions, including labor and employment due diligence
  • Cross-border employment claims
  • Drafting, counseling, and enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Negotiating with trade unions
  • Employee handbooks, policies, and practices
  • Engagement and management of independent contractors and contingent workforce members
  • Executive contracts
  • Managing global human resources
  • Implementing Privacy, ESG, and DE&I initiatives
  • Protecting corporate reputation and brand

By taking into account the varied regulatory regimes, cultural considerations, and customs throughout the world, we provide comprehensive labor and employment counsel domestically and abroad.