Littler Mendelson Introduces its 'Guide to International Employment and Labor Law'

San Francisco, CA/ November 10, 2008 -- Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation’s largest labor and employment law firm representing management has announced the first publishing of The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, which is comprised of compliance information from law firms in 31 countries and the European Union.

This easy-to-use resource was created in response to an increasing number of requests from Littler’s clients for more information about compliance across the globe and was written for lawyers and human resources executives charged with answering employment and labor law compliance questions for businesses with international operations. The authors of The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law were selected in a rigorous process and each participating law firm devoted hundreds of hours to the creation of its chapter. The specific author and contact information for each contributing firm is listed in the guide. The information contained in the guide covers developments and decisions as of March 1, 2008.

“This forward-looking, global view on labor and employment law is crucial for companies with an existing or developing multinational presence,” said Peter Susser, shareholder in Littler’s Washington, D.C. office and chair of the International Employment and Labor Law Practice Group. “In conjunction with Littler’s affiliation with Ius Laboris, a global alliance of pre-eminent law practitioners who provide employment and labor law advice and representation on a global scale, and the firm’s long-standing and diverse international experience, this guide will provide an indispensable resource to lawyers and human resources executives across the globe.”

Topics covered in this 3-volume guide include: Sources of Law; Hiring; Employment Contracts; Discrimination; Compensation; Time Off from Work; Benefits; Taxation; Intellectual Property; Employment Information & Privacy; Representation of Workers; Workplace Safety; Termination of Employment; Plant Closings, Layoffs & Sale of a Business; and Key Traps to Avoid. Overviews of Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws and Key International Agreements are also provided.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 750 attorneys and 45 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the global needs of clients, from navigating foreign employment laws and international labor relations issues to applying corporate policies on a global basis. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record. For more information, visit