Past Event: Legal advice for Danish companies employing staff in the US

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Past Event: Legal advice for Danish companies employing staff in the US

Date: 25 May 2016, 8:00 - 12:00

Host: Kromann Reumert, Sundkrogsgade 5, 2100 Copenhagen Ø

Do you have (or are planning to hire) employees in US?  This event helped show members how to maximize advantages and avoid mistakes

DABF held a similar but shorter event in 2015, and received comments from many who wished for a longer session. Some of you asked for an actual “training course” in US employment law, while others wanted details like how to negotiate compensation or how to deal with cultural differences.

In response to your wishes, we conducted this follow-up event with a bit more time this year, to allow you to get the level of information you need.

We had a great turnout of over 50 participants, kindly hosted by Kromann Reumert in Copenhagen!

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Who attended?  HR, legal and other managers from companies large and small, who have (or are planning to hire) staff in the US.

Certificate / KursusBevis was available.

What topics were covered?  We built the program based on your input, ranking the 20 topics below, and tried to answer the biggest questions directly.

The session was managed interactively by our expert speakers:

  • Christopher Kelly, Partner, and Howard Sokol, Partner (Labor and Employment), Holland & Knight (US)
  • Marianne Granhøj, Partner, (Labor and Employment), Kromann Reumert (DK)

Topics included:

  1. Overview of Employment Law in USA and comparison to DK
  2. Common Mistakes Made by Foreign Employers
  3. Employment At-Will
  4. Unions in US vs DK
  5. Employment Discrimination
  6. Wage and Hour Requirements
  7. Employee/Executive Compensation
  8. PTO, FMLA, Unemployment, Medical and Other Employee Benefits
  9. Statutory Insurance Requirements
  10. Health and Safety Laws
  11. Termination of Employment
  12. Severance/Separation Agreements
  13. Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  14. Joint Employment/Joint Ventures
  15. Worker Misclassification
  16. “White Collar” (Salary Level) Changes
  17. Litigation and Arbitration
  18. Social Media (Employee Communications)
  19. “Ban the Box” (Application/Hiring)
  20. Incentive programs (structures and pitfalls)

Note: We’ll follow up with a 1 hour conference call June 10th at 2pm (click here to register) , so you can ask our speakers for further clarification.

Participants received the presentations but you can see some of the learnings in our article here.

Agenda

8:00
Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30
Session 1: The Basics
Overview of US employment law, common mistakes made by foreign employers, what does it take to attract and keep top talent, and other topics that you choose or suggest on your registration form

10:00
Networking Break

10:15
Session 2: Advanced and Hot Topics
For those who know the basics but need answers to more detailed topics like how to protect company information from employees who leave, latest policies on social media use, the risks of misclassifying workers as independent contractors, and other topics you choose from the Advanced list above or suggest on your registration form

11:40
Wrap-up

11:45
Light networking lunch

 

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