Alan D. Berkowitz
Philadelphia +1 215 994 2170
Companies doing business in the U.S. invariably encounter alegal system and employee relations laws that differ in manysignificant respects from those in other countries. The sourcesof U.S. law come from the U.S. federal government as wellas the laws of each of the 50 states. They are sometimes overlapping, sometimes conflicting and often complicated. U.S.law generally grants employers greater freedom to deal with employees than the laws of many other countries (particularlyEurope), and the benefit laws are significantly less generousto employees as well. These laws are constantly changing,however, and there is pressure in the U.S., often at the stateand local level, to afford employees greater rights and benefits.
It is important for any company beginning operations in theUnited States to become familiar with the many laws thatimpact the employment relationship. This guide, put togetherby a dedicated team of Labor and Employment lawyers in theUnited States, is designed to do just that – help you becomefamiliar with the many laws that govern the workplace in asimple, easy to understand framework.
We hope you find it informative and interesting.