[Editor’s Note: We are happy to welcome Joan Keston as a Guest Author. Joan is an experienced attorney and Managing Principal at Keston & Associates, a consulting firm that helps companies achieve a stable international presence by providing a broad range of legal services for international corporate and employment law, and global governance. She assists public and private companies, NGOs and non-profits, US and foreign entities.]
Employment contracts are a requirement in many countries. Drafting employment contracts is a blending of the company employment policies and practices, usually based on employment law of the country where the company’s headquarters is located, and the employment/labor law of the country where the employee is working.
Jurisprudence varies greatly among countries, and this will affect basic contract law and corporate law, as well as legal principles. Layered on top of these differences is employment/labor legislation, an area that is extremely nationalistic and specialized. The differences are accentuated more so in developing countries.
Managing these contracts is a challenge. Here are ten best practices to consider: Continue reading