Looking ahead: potential impact of US regulatory changes on DK businesses in US

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Looking ahead: potential impact of US regulatory changes on DK businesses in US

Date: 21 Apr 2017, 8:30 - 11:30

Host: Kromann Reumert, Sundkrogsgade 5, 2100 Copenhagen Ø

New administrations in the US always bring change, and it’s important for Danish companies operating there prepare themselves where possible

At this interactive morning discussion, we were joined by Christopher Kelly, Partner, Holland & Knight (US) hosted by Jens Rostock-Jensen, Partner, Kromann Reumert (Denmark) to talk  about issues for Danish companies to be aware of in the areas of US employment law and product liability.

Chris Kelly Apr 21 Holland & Knight Labor law event for DABF

Employment law issues that can affect Danes operating in US include things like:

  • 0vertime pay regulations
  • rules for using independent contractors
  • regulations around proof of non-discrimination
  • requirements for filing injury/illness information
  • US government priority around equal pay, and reporting requirements
  • The new US administration has promised less workplace regulation, leaving it more up to state and local governments, but how might that really play out?

Regarding product liability, there may be changes to the ability of victims to file claims to compensate for personal injury, or caps on the size of awards for damages. Stay tuned!

Note that this event was free for employees of DABF member companies and first-time guests who might consider membership. To explore becoming a DABF member, read more at About DABF or contact us here.


Registration and light networking breakfast

Session 1: Employment Law

Networking break

Session 2: Product Liability

Q&A and Wrap-up


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