Speaking Engagement

Temporary employees around the world: Is there really a difference anymore?




1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific


Temporary employees go by a number of names around the world.  Temps, agency workers and contract labor are just some of those.  What is consistent is that these individuals are treated as non-employees supplied by a specialized agency or temp company to work on an employer's premises and/or in the employer's business. 

There has been significant growth in the use of temporary employees outside of the US in recent years.  Governments have been struggling with the best way to regulate this type of work but more and more jurisdictions around the world are taking steps to put specific laws in place - specific laws which have significant impacts on the idea that temporary employment is a source of flexible, less-costly headcount.

Please join us for a webinar updating and outlining current approaches to temporary employees around the world.  Topics will include:

  • Status of the EU's directive on agency workers (implementation required by 1 October 2011)
  • Deemed employment and co-employment issues with temporary employees
  • Minimum levels of benefits and compensation required to be given to temporary employees
  • Issues with differential treatment of temporary and regular employees
  • Comparisons in approach in select European, Asian and other regional jurisdictions

This one hour session is a must for anyone involved in sourcing, managing or advising on temporary employees internationally.  Our panel consists of attorneys in Seyfarth Shaw's international labor and employment group with years of experience in advising clients around the world on international labor and employment issues.  They will provide attendees with invaluable information to help them identify areas of risk and/or concern with the use of temporary employees in their business.

Seyfarth has applied for CLE credit in IL, NY, and CA.  If you would like us to pursue CLE credit in any additional states, please email events@seyfarth.com. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com.