Date & Time
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
10:00 am-11:00 am
   |   Webinar
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Over the past years, there have been numerous employment-related claims brought against foreign sovereign employers by employees working in consulate offices, embassies, other sovereign-related agencies, or for nationalized entities located in the U.S. Claims against foreign sovereign employers in the U.S. have not been limited to suits brought by individual employees. In fact, a foreign sovereignty with consulate offices in various states was named as a defendant in a U.S. federal court wage/hour class action.  In some instances, foreign sovereign employers may avoid the application of complicated U.S. employment laws in single plaintiff and class actions, and in other situations, sovereign employers should consider taking measures to comply with U.S. law to avoid claims.

This webinar will examine the interplay between the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and U.S. employment laws, including special protections afforded to foreign sovereign employers under the Vienna Convention, the New York Convention, among others; single-plaintiff and class action litigation trends against foreign sovereign employers in the U.S.; federal and state employment laws that apply to foreign sovereign employers that have personnel in the U.S.; the circumstances under which a foreign sovereign employer may seek immunity under the FSIA to avoid liability in employment-related claims; and the measures foreign sovereign employers should take to minimize claims by employees who work in the U.S., particularly in the sexual harassment area where allegations of sexual harassment are increasingly being asserted against individuals in prominent political, governmental, and industry positions. It is just a matter of time before the “#MeToo" movement affects foreign sovereign employers in the U.S.

In addition to these topics, we invite participants to send us employment-related questions they would like addressed during the webinar. Please send questions by November 11, 2018 to


10:00 - 11:00 am PT
12:00 - 1:00 pm CT
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET