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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 fifth year in a row, our Global Employment Practice was ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global in 2014. With more than 500 locally qualified lawyers — more than any other leading law firm — in 47 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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The clarifications issued by Russian authorities include vacation travel allowances for employees in the far North and obligatory health checks for employees working primarily with computers.
The Ministry of Labor issued a formal proposal for oil and gas companies to join the Federal Agreement on the Oil and Gas Industry and Construction of the Oil and Gas Complex of Russia for 2014–2016, or to opt out by submitting a written refusal. The agreement provides additional benefits and rights to employees and trade unions.
How are courts applying the Supreme Court’s decisions in Dukes and Comcast to wage and hour class actions? What do you need to know about class action waivers in arbitration agreements? In this special edition of the Wage and Hour Quarterly Newsletter, we look at key developments and identify the changes employers should consider making to minimize the risk of class and collective wage and hour claims.
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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 76 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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