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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.

Read more on our services by downloading our brochure.

How do we develop a process to conduct criminal background checks worldwide? Although there is no simple answer, our lawyers Angela McIsaac and Benjamin Ho examine the various general approaches to designing criminal background checks for an international workforce and share best practices that are applicable worldwide, in an article published on Law360.
This issue takes a look back at the top legal developments that affected US and California-based employers in 2014, and provides tips to address the top developments that will impact operations in 2015.
A new law penalizes employers that fail to provide training, work safety tests or protective gear for employees that need them. Meanwhile, another regulation removes the requirement for business trip certificates, easing the burden on accounting and HR departments.
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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 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
*Associated Firms
**In cooperation with Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados
Other Geographic Initiatives

We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

 India Africa Central America 
  Central Europe   
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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