Hiring & Firing Around the World: Avoid Legal Tripwires in the Top Countries for Global Expansion

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM ET

Duration: 60-minutes

The war for talent is heating up and businesses are smart to consider qualified, passionate candidates from around the world.

That said, hiring and firing in countries other than the U.S. comes with interesting (and often surprising) challenges.

In the U.S., companies can hire quickly as business entities are already established. They can fire quickly as well, so long as the reason isn’t illegal.

What many executive teams overlook is that this efficiency isn’t the same when expanding and adding team members globally. Internationally, hiring without setting up a subsidiary is impossible. And the concept of at-will employment, where companies can let go of employees at any time, does not exist.

What does this mean for your international expansion plans and your business? What would normally be an uneventful employment action or termination in the U.S. could blindside your company in an international context.

Navigating the intricacies of country-specific labor laws can feel like a minefield of potential legal exposure, expensive litigation, and costly payouts. It’s critical to be prepared before you make the first international hire.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • 3 things every HR lead needs to know when it’s time to hire globally
  • Surprising facts about employment law and benefits packages in EMEA, APAC and more
  • What U.S.-based HR teams need to know about the termination process in key expansion countries (and real stories from international HR specialists on the ground)

Sponsored by:



Andrea Dumont

   Andrea Dumont

   Senior Vice President of Marketing

   Globalization Partners

Andrea has over two decades of experience in both B2B and B2C marketing. She has a track record for identifying growth opportunities and executing impactful, integrated marketing programs that deliver results. Andrea’s passion for international expansion and digital marketing has led her to accelerate growth at startups as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Most recently with Virgin Pulse, Andrea was a key member of the executive team focusing on product differentiation, leading market position, and sales enablement. Andrea is a forward-thinking executive, with a thorough understanding of a constantly changing marketing landscape. She’s been featured in premier HR publications such as HR Executive, HR Magazine, and Employee Benefit News and is a sought-after speaker, having given presentations at prestigious industry events such as Conference Board, Society for Human Resource Management, and WorldatWork.

While she’s not working, Andrea likes to spend time hiking, biking, and doing anything outdoors with her family. She volunteers at Dress for Success, a nonprofit organization that provides business clothing for women preparing for job interviews, and Save A Dog, a rescue shelter in Sudbury, Massachusetts.