The employment contract of each individual is their starting point – and vitally important to get right. We offer advice on terms and conditions and on any unusual or tricky areas, such as non-competition clauses. The better the employment relationship is set up, the better the chances it will continue and thrive.
Velocity Global’s International PEO solution enables companies to hire employees anywhere in the world quickly, compliantly, and without setting up a legal entity. We utilize our global infrastructure to hire your employees and become their legal Employer of Record, but you maintain all day-to-day control of your international team members.
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International labour law (also called “labour standards”) is the body of rules spanning public and private international law which concern the rights and duties of employees, employers, trade unions and governments in regulating the workplace. The International Labour Organization and the World Trade Organization have been the main international bodies involved in reform labour markets. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have indirectly driven changes in labour policy by demanding structural adjustment conditions for receiving loans or grants. Conflict of laws issues arise, determined by national courts, when people work in more than one country, and supra-national bodies, particularly in the law of the European Union, has a growing body of rules regarding labour rights.
The #MeToo movement may have spread to China, but the legal landscape still does not provide significant protections to potential victims. On January 1, 2018, a former doctoral student at Beijing’s Beihang University, Luo Xixi, posted on Weibo, China’s Twitter, an allegation that her former doctoral supervisor had sexually harassed her while she was a student. Luo included the hashtag #MeToo. In the wake of Luo’s allegation, and three other incidents that had been reported within the prior month, Chinese authorities took steps to limit assault on campus. By the middle of January, Luo’s former professor was removed from teaching, on January 16, 2018, the Ministry of Education announced that it would be developing policies to prevent sexual harassment at universities in China, and on January 21, more than 50 teachers from Chinese universities issued a joint statement calling for new legislation to stem sexual harassment on campus.
When focusing on international employment laws, one of the most helpful research outlets businesses can look into is the International Labour Organization, an arm of the United Nations that focuses on labor practices across international boundaries.
When entering a foreign country, some cultural differences are front and center — from new languages and foods to different styles of architecture and unfamiliar currency. But discerning how to hire employees can take a bit of legwork, especially on the part of a business owner who is setting up shop abroad.
When staffing up overseas, it’s easy to make assumptions about employment laws based on one’s home country. But just as the sights and sounds of each country are different, so too are the laws that govern their employment practices.
Here are some tips to help business owners get familiar with employment laws when running an international business.
International Employment Law – Paul Hastings LLP
International Employment Law. In managing an internationally mobile workforce, today’s top global companies face dual challenges: competing for talent while complying with increasingly complex regulatory environments that can vary drastically between countries.