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Epstein Becker Green Contributes Inaugural U.S. Section to Deloitte Legal’s International Employment Law Guide

New York, NY (December 15, 2020) – Continuing to build on the first year and a half of the strategic alliance between Epstein Becker Green (EBG) and Deloitte Legal, EBG is pleased to announce that attorney Robert O’Hara has authored the inaugural U.S. section of Deloitte Legal’s International Employment Law Guide.

The International Employment Law Guide offers global employers a multinational resource for understanding workforce and organizational change management issues across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and more. This year’s guide provides a breakdown of onboarding and offboarding rules and costs by country and compares differences and similarities among countries.

“Employers can reference at-a-glance graphs addressing areas such as where probation periods are required, what locations might see high costs associated with dismissing an employee, and how the U.S. compares to much of the world,” said Nicolaas Vermandel, Global Employment Law Leader of Deloitte Legal.

“On the surface, the U.S. might seem like a straightforward place to operate, but our employment law landscape compounds complexities for global employers. You could say the U.S. is at least 50 times more complex due to state, and even local, jurisdictional differences that can complicate a multinational’s execution of their overall change management strategy,” said David Garland, Chair of the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee.

Focusing on all levels of a workforce across more than 60 countries, the International Employment Law Guide is a global resource for your workforce management questions as your business adjusts to the ever-changing future of work.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed employer-employee relations across the globe and has accelerated how employers must manage employee relations. Employers face unprecedented dilemmas across countries where they do business. Luckily, EBG attorneys are no strangers to addressing how U.S. law fits into the global employment landscape,” said Erika Collins, Member of the Firm and co-head of EBG’s International Employment Law group. In April 2020, 11 EBG attorneys also contributed to the United States chapter of The Employment Law Review (11th edition). Ms. Collins serves as editor of the book that provides an annual reflection on international employment law.

The alliance—having EBG’s employment, labor, and workforce management attorneys on the ground in the U.S. and Deloitte Legal’s professionals on the ground globally—allows us to deliver labor and employment holistic solutions to multinational clients.

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in locations throughout the United States and supporting domestic and multinational clients, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.

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About the Alliance

The basic terms of the agreement among the parties are as follows:

  • Deloitte Legal Germany and the other participating Deloitte Legal member firms entered into a non-exclusive alliance with Epstein Becker Green to create the first and largest global employment law and workforce management services resource for employers.
  • The non-exclusive alliance excludes the Deloitte U.S. member firm, which cannot provide employment law services and did not participate in the non-exclusive alliance.