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Littler Global: Employment Law Updates Worldwide

Advising Fortune Global 500, medium- and smaller-sized companies on the full array of labor and employment issues

Experienced and Versatile Team
Labor and employment law issues have become as globalized as the world of business and commerce. With the pervasiveness of the Internet and social media, when a business employment practice is singled out and challenged in one location the repercussions can be felt around the globe. Through an integrated worldwide strategy, Littler brings together practitioners experienced in local and cross-border labor and employment matters to provide seamless client service across national boundaries.

Littler’s international employment and labor law practice can help multinational clients maneuver through the best of economic times, as well as during unstable periods. We help global clients adapt to the maze of employment laws, taking into account the varied economic circumstances and customs throughout the world.

Asia Pacific Region
Our Global Practice includes attorneys in the U.S. who are licensed to practice in Asia Pacific countries, including Australia and Japan. Additional U.S. attorneys provide further experience working with Asia Pacific-based companies doing business in the U.S. and with employment matters in Asia Pacific jurisdictions, including China, Japan, South Korea, and multiple countries beyond, through our regular collaboration with partners throughout the region.

Attorneys in Littler’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation practice group regularly assist employers in the technology sector and employers that are integrating technological advances into their workplaces to navigate the complex and evolving terrain of employment and labor law. 

As employers incorporate robotic technology into the workplace, they must also adapt their compliance systems to this unique and rapidly evolving industry. Employers in the robotics industry should prepare for the legislative and regulatory obstacles that could affect how they do business in the U.S. and abroad. 

The following are the “Top 10” employment and labor law issues most impacted by the robotics revolution and growth of artificial intelligence (AI):

  • Workplace Privacy and eDiscovery
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Health and Safety
  • State Rights Statutes
  • Anti-Discrimination Protections
  • Wage and Hour Requirements
  • Trade Secret Protection and Covenants Not-to-Compete
  • Unionization and Collective Bargaining Requirements
  • Human Displacement
  • International Standards and Agreements
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