International Employers Forum Breakfast Meeting Hello and Goodbye: Global Laws in Hiring and Employment Termination

Multi-national employers often find that the biggest human resource challenges occur at the beginning and end of employment relationships. The majority of countries outside the U.S. do not have employment at will, and also have numerous employee protections not generally seen in the U.S., such as: required written employment agreements and contract terms; restrictions on the ability of employers to discharge employees; required notice periods and/or severance payments; and procedures employers must follow when disciplining or separating employees.

The presenters discussed employment law and human resource issues for Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and many other jurisdictions, to help HR professionals, business managers and in-house attorneys.


Joydeep Hor – Managing Principal, People + Culture Strategies, Sydney, Australia, a specialist workplace law firm providing services to Australian and multinational employers, based in Sydney, Australia.

Celia Joseph – Of Counsel in the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips LLP; President and Member, Board of Directors, International Employers Forum.

Elizabeth Ryan – Partner in the Employment Law & Benefits Team of Mason Hayes & Curran, the 2014 Chambers Europe Irish Law Firm of the Year.

Samina Weil – Paralegal in the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips LLP; UK attorney; and Executive Director, International Employers Forum.

September 30, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This program was sponsored by Fisher & Phillips LLP.

If you have any questions, please contact Samina Weil, International Employers Forum Executive Director, at

This program was submitted to the HR Certification Institute for HRCI credit approval.

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