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Cheryl Elliott has been a partner of Baker McKenzie since 1989. She has extensive experience in providing strategic human resources advice to both domestic and international private and public sector employers. Her practice includes providing detailed advice on handling employee terminations; handling wrongful dismissal claims; drafting of employment contracts; review and drafting of employment policies; employment standards matters, human rights obligations; pay and employment equity and  advising on employment and labour issues in the context of commercial transactions. Cheryl is the author of Ontario's Equity Laws, A Guide to Pay and Employment Equity, The Employment Equity Handbook and co-author of The Pay Equity Handbook  and The Employment Contracts Handbook. Cheryl has been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada in both 2012 and 2013.

This two-hour CLE program will provide in-house counsel, HR professionals and business leaders with practical guidance and checklists to tackle the key issues that arise when their company moves into new jurisdictions around the world. We will look at three critical elements of international expansion:

  1. Getting the Structure Right, Early.  What factors do you consider when choosing the type of business entity to use for a particular type of business, long term objective and country?  Understand the impact your choice of business entity can have on your future business and related legal issues.
  2. Realities of Global Employment.  What are the most significant international employment, hiring and termination issues for in-house counsel dealing with international expansion and ongoing operations? Take away strategies to help you avoid the biggest pitfalls and successfully manage a global workforce.
  3. Equity Compensation.  How are companies thinking about equity outside of Canada? Learn whether the use of equity grants to provide future incentives and variable compensation for executives and other employees is available or advisable in other jurisdictions in light of securities law, tax withholding/reporting, exchange controls and other requirements.

Continue Reading Going Global: A Practical Survival Guide for Canadian Multinational Employers (May 28, 2015)