International Labor and Employment Laws, Fourth Edition, Volumes IA and IB, with 2017 Cumulative Supplement

This treatise provides vital information about labor and employment law in the world’s major economies, including the European Union and member-states Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as Canada, Mexico, the United States, China, Japan, and Brazil. Additional topics covered include litigation of international employment disputes, compensation for internationally mobile executives, and negotiation of expatriate employment agreements.


International Labor and Employment Laws, Fourth Edition provides vital information about labor and employment laws in the world’s major economies.  The Fourth Edition covers litigation of international employment disputes, compensation for internationally mobile executives, negotiation of expatriate employment agreements, the top ten issues of U.S. employers doing business in another country, and more.  

A representative sampling of updates in the Fourth Edition includes:

  • Brazil - maternity leave has been expanded to cover employees who adopt a child, as well as to surviving spouses
  • China - discussion of Interim Provisions on Labor Dispatch that took effect March 2014
  • France - a 2013 statute concerning protection of Employment
  • Japan - new discussion of whether an independent contractor working under a service agreement or a business entrustment agreement should be considered a worker or employee under the Labor Standards Law (LSL) or the Trade Union Law (TUL)


Representative highlights of the Fall 2017 Cumulative Supplement include:

  • European Union―summary of the main developments in EU law during the period 2014 to 2016
  • Germany―clarification of employers’ obligations regarding protecting employees from tobacco smoke
  • Canada―consideration of how an employer’s financial position may affect punitive damages in a wrongful dismissal and harassment case
  • China―passage of Cybersecurity Law
  • United Kingdom―introduction of the National Living Wage for employees aged 25 years and over


think and code authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

William L. Keller (deceased) was a partner in Hunton & Williams, and the former chair of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.


Timothy J. Darby was formerly a project director at think and code, Arlington, VA.


is a partner with DLA Piper, East Palo Alto, CA.


International Labor and Employment Law Committee


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"In a time when more clients are going global, the International treatises are a key part of any serious employment lawyer's legal library. They are unsurpassed in the marketplace as a valuable resource for employment lawyers who need to understand the basic laws in key jurisdictions around the world. They become more relevant as every year goes by and are first rate publications."

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