At Home Abroad - Americans working outside the country often benefit from the extraterritorial application of U.S. anti-discrimination laws

New Jersey Law Journal

It is estimated that 300,000 American corporate employees work outside the country, with thousands more working abroad for themselves or for foreign corporations. These expatriates are generally protected by the employment laws of the host countries, but, in many circumstances, those working for American companies also benefit from certain protections afforded by U.S. federal antidiscrimination and labor laws. Employers should take steps to determine whether they may be liable for discrimination based on conduct occurring in overseas operations. Littler introduces an analytic framework to help employers untangle the web of federal, state, and even local statues, and ensure that their overseas business runs smoothly.