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Global Policies and Practices - Achieving Consistency and Avoiding Legal Risk


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

On-Demand Webinar

To accommodate our global audience, this webinar will now be offered as an on-demand broadcast!

Many businesses operate on a global basis, with reporting lines, work streams, and mobile employees often crossing multiple borders. HR and legal functions often find themselves tasked with implementing unified international practices, standards, policies and codes of conduct which, while feasible in some locations in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (EMEA), can raise major legal issues in others.

In this webinar, we will share our experience designing and managing these projects, giving insights as to what consistency looks like in diverse countries, and the limits to what can be achieved. We will focus, in particular, on the following areas: 

  • What are the drivers towards global policies and practices, and any associated downsides.
  • The legal risks to watch for when putting in place global approaches to diversity, business conduct, performance management, working time, alternative working arrangements (including use of contingent workers) and dignity at work issues.
  • The growing trend towards liability for supply chain human rights issues.
  • The changing landscape of data privacy in Europe.
  • Drafting techniques for global EMEA application.

This webinar is intended for in-house counsel, HR professionals, and benefits managers with international responsibilities, particularly in EMEA.


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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.

**Seminars and other CLE/CPD activities are no longer accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Under the SRA Handbook, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one "unit” for each hour of attendance.