As the working world becomes increasingly international in its focus, companies are experiencing a rise in the globalization of labor and employment disputes.
Indeed, more and more companies are having to defend themselves in lawsuits in foreign countries brought by employees, works councils and unions. Often the claims are based on the legal concept of joint employment in the context of “matrix organizations” common to many groups of companies. Multinational companies are, therefore, no longer protected from being brought before the courts of a foreign country with which they envisioned no ties.
In this context, and given the diversity of regional judicial systems, employers need to be aware of labor & employment dispute resolution around the world more so than ever.
The December 2015 edition of the EY labor & employment law newsletter focuses on the issue of dispute resolution with respect to human resource disputes across 30 countries.