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What Employers Should Know (and Do) in Response to the Ebola Threat

October 17, 2014
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Employee safety should always be the company's highest priority, and employers should follow CDC guidance and avoid knee-jerk reactions, no matter how provocative an employee's activities may be.


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Thoughts on the Global Workplace From Hanoi

August 2, 2013
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I heard that I would encounter different regional communication styles—one part of the audience would be open, direct and confrontational; the other would be attentive, agreeable and quiet.
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Apple and Foxconn: Beginning to See the Light

February 29, 2012
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In remarkable moves, Apple and its major supplier Foxconn recently gave into public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble electronic gadgets in China.
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Aon Moving Its Headquarters to London

January 13, 2012
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Aon President and CEO Greg Case said the move, which must be approved by shareholders, is another step in the firm's strategic plan to grow Aon as a global platform. In particular, London will help Aon grow its business in emerging markets, he said.
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Financial Rewards of International Operations Comes With Potential Employment Costs

January 6, 2012
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The hiring and firing of employees at will, setting working hours, requiring employees to agree to noncompete agreements and even deciding whether to offer health care, vacation or maternity benefits are areas in which American employers enjoy a great deal of latitude, with relatively little government restriction or regulation. That's not necessarily the case overseas.
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Arrest of Mercedes Executive in Alabama Renews Debate Over Immigration Laws

November 22, 2011
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Alabama's immigration law is considered among the toughest in the nation, according to legal experts. Some parts of the code, such as requiring public schools to determine the citizenship status of students and their parents, have been blocked by federal courts.
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Dear Workforce Are We the Only Company Laboring to Manage Our Expats?

September 7, 2011
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How do we better manage our expat process? Ideally, we'd like to have some type of case-management tool that enables us to make sure we place the right people in the right overseas assignment. Could you share some pointers on how we can make sure the expat process we use works to the benefit of our company and our expats?
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Black Firefighter Applicants Can Sue Chicago, Court Rules

May 24, 2010
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The lawsuit alleges the Chicago Fire Department’s test disproportionately classified black applicants as qualified rather than well-qualified, and that it was not a valid test of their firefighting aptitude.
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TOOL Immigration Issues for U.S. and U.K. Employers

May 20, 2010
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For many employers in the United States and United Kingdom, talented workers from overseas are vital to the continued success of their business. Because of the intricacies of immigration law in both jurisdictions, employers should proceed carefully and obtain sound legal advice each and every time a non-domestic worker is hired, retained, transferred or even terminated.
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