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Trouble in the Suez: An Employer's Duty of Care to Employees Based Overseas
LVCC N223-226
Monday 06/24/2019 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Understand the risks in sending an employee overseas or placing an employee in an overseas position, and the company's legal duty of care to that employee. 

An employer's duty of care to its employees in the U.S. and overseas goes beyond the usual health benefits and 401(k) plan. Even when U.S.-based employees travel overseas, the company has a heightened duty of care to ensure their safety, especially if they are being sent to areas of the world currently experiencing political unrest or instability. Identify and understand the basic obligations of the company and best practices for ensuring employee comfort and safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • The most common risks to U.S. employees living or traveling overseas.
  • How HR can minimize those risks.
  • How to respond in the event of a crisis.
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Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Shareholder,
Greenberg Traurig, LLP