WEBINAR: BREXIT AND EMPLOYMENT: WHAT UK SECESSION FROM THE EU MEANS FOR MULTINATIONAL HR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW COMPLIANCE
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register now for this one hour free webinar. This is informational only. No CLE credit will be given.
Donald C. Dowling, Esq., K&L Gates
Paul Callegari, Esq., K&L Gates
The UK’s June 23 referendum voting to leave the EU will have wide-ranging ramifications. One specific concern is Brexit’s effect on HR and employment law. What changes will Brexit force on a U.S.-headquartered multinational with staff in UK and Europe? What can a multinational’s HR, employment law, compliance and global mobility functions do now to smooth the path to Brexit?
The two presenters leading this visionary but practical session are international employment law partners at K&L Gates—one presenter heads the firm’s London employment practice and is a recognized expert on UK employment law; the other is a New York-based international employment lawyer who teaches (as adjunct professor) law school courses on both European Union Law and International Employment Law.
This session hones in on the changes Brexit will bring to multinational HR, international employment operations and cross-border labor law compliance. The session deconstructs, for a U.S. audience, European and UK political complexities to offer useable insights into the ramifications on employment law of a future EU without the UK. We will explore (and answer, to the extent answers even exist in July 2016) the most pressing Brexit/employment questions:
- Brexit and employment: What do the EU, Brexit and “article 50 withdrawal” mean for employment law and HR compliance?
- Political maneuvering: Is Bexit a done deal? What jockeying are the UK political parties up to? What would the future for Bexit mean under a Conservative- versus a Labour-led government? What about the Scottish and Irish dimension?
- London base of European operations: What will Brexit mean to a U.S.-headquartered multinational with a European base of operations in London or elsewhere in Britain?
- Immigration and global mobility: How will Brexit restrict intra-European business immigration into the UK? Might Brexit facilitate assigning U.S. employees to the UK?
- Employment law disengagement: To what extent is UK employment law tied to the EU? How likely is the UK, after Brexit, to disengage from existing EU employment directives? Of the UK’s current suite of labor/employment laws, which are most likely to change post-Brexit? Which are least likely to change? Will Brexit mean the end of “TUPE”?
- HR data privacy: What will Brexit mean as to UK data protection law and global HR Information Systems?
- Action steps: What should multinational headquarters do now to prepare for the employment side of Brexit?
- EU “social agenda” without the UK: Having lost its UK constraint or “brake,” is the EU poised to impose ever-more-restrictive employment and “social” mandates on the rest of Europe?
Who should attend
- Lawyers advising multinationals in international employment/benefits
- Compliance professionals with UK/European responsibilities
- Global mobility professionals
- Corporate strategy teams and planners analyzing the effects of Brexit
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