International Labor and Employment Laws, Volume I, Fourth Edition


New Cumulative Supplement!

International Labor and Employment LawsVolume I 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, Volume I 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)


The 2019 Cumulative Supplement brings the treatise current through 2018. Highlights include: 

  • Belgium - new law authorizing labor inspectors, under specified circumstances, to investigate and record violations of antidiscrimination laws using undercover methods
  • European Union - recent developments in EU law, and an update on Brexit negotiations, including a preliminary analysis of the potential effect of Brexit on U.K. labor law
  • France - new law implementing the EU Trade Secret Directive – new law expanding employer obligations with regard to the employment of disabled workers – new law imposing additional obligations on employers with respect to reducing salary disparities between male and female employees and new law extending the definition of sexual harassment and creating a new infraction of outrage sexiste
  • Germany - enactment of the Part-Time and Limited Term Employment Statute – amendment to the Company Pension Statute to allow the introduction of defined contribution promises and deferred compensation plans
  • NAFTA/NAALC – renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and its labor side agreement, the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, and the labor provisions of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
  • Italy - introduction of stricter regulations on fixed-term employment contracts and fixed-term staff leasing agreements
  • United Kingdom - amendments to Employment Rights Act requiring employers to provide employees, prior to the commencement of employment, with written statements of terms and conditions of employment
  • European Union - recent developments in EU law, and the replacement of the EU Data Protection Directive with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018


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 Bloomberg BNA, Arlington, VA.


Ute Krudewagen is a partner with DLA Piper, East Palo Alto, CA


International Labor and Employment Law CommitteeABA Section of Labor and Employment Law


Main Volume Information

2015/2 Volumes/4,768 pp. Hardcover/Order #2486

Supplement Information

2019/Approx 2,000 pp. Softcover/ISBN 978-1-68267-727-8/Order #3727


"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."

Paul Callaghan

Partner and Head of Employment, Pensions, and Mobility, Taylor Wessing

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