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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Global Employment

Globally effective, locally compliant

Employment, labor and benefits issues are complex and challenging for every business — more so when operations cross borders and cultures as part of a multinational presence. Steering safely through complicated laws and regulations in home markets and abroad is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage.

For the fourth year in a row, our Global Employment Practice was ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global in 2013. With more than 500 locally qualified lawyers — more than any other leading law firm — in 46 countries, we help navigate complex and diverse legal and regulatory issues wherever you operate.

From recruitment to retirement, our lawyers provide seamless and integrated advice to help clients anticipate and avoid problems, as well as deal effectively and sensitively with collective bargaining and works councils issues.

We are especially well-suited to facilitate the movement of people and work around the globe — from executive transfers to outsourcings as well as the implementation of global reorganizations. Our practice is also a world leader in the design and maintenance of global equity-based compensation plans.

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Firm lawyers from our Employment, Global Equity Services, and Tax Practice Groups share insights into managing successful cross-border integrations while navigating different legal systems, employee rights and expectations. The article in the June 2013 issue of ACC Docket highlights corporate considerations, employment implications, and tax drivers with an emphasis on global integrations.
As class action lawsuits and compliance issues become more costly and time-consuming, managing wage and hour risk is increasingly critical to today's employers.
We provide an overview of a recent Russian federal law amendment allowing companies calculating hiring quotas for disabled persons to exclude employees working in hazardous conditions from the total headcount.
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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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Passionately global
We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 75 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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