US v England – Key Employment Law Differences

US v England – Key Employment Law Differences

June 24, 2015, 12:00 pm ET
Duration 1.0 hours

This webinar will enable organizations with staff in both the US and England to better understand the key elements of employment law in those countries, manage their workforce more effectively, identify potential high risk issues and assess exposure to claims at an early stage.

With more and more US businesses operating in, or looking to expand into England, an understanding of the basic employment concepts in both the US and England is becoming critical. It is often surprising to US employers that issues which can be dealt with relatively easily and quickly in the US can be much more complex and time consuming in England. Understandably, this can sometimes cause a great deal of frustration.

In this webinar, Nicole Truso and Emma Venneson, labor and employment law attorneys with Faegre Baker and Daniels based in the US and England respectively, will provide you with a general overview of the key areas of employment law in both countries. In particular, they will discuss:

  • Hiring (including background checks)
  • Terminations
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • Mandatory employment rights (including in relation to holiday, notice and sick pay)
  • The most common types of employment claims in both countries

Presented by

Nicole Truso

Nicole Truso

Nicole Truso is a member of the Faegre Baker Daniels labor and employment group. She counsels employers regarding a wide variety of employment issues, advises clients in complex transactions and defends employers in employment-related litigation.

Emma Vennesson

Emma Venneson

Emma Vennesson is an associate solicitor in the firm's London office where she focuses her practice in labor and employment. She has counseled multinational companies in financial, transportation, manufacturing and other industries on a wide range of employment matters.

HR professionals will learn >

  • Understand the key differences between the employment laws in the US and England;
  • Consider basic issues and requirements for US companies in managing a workforce in England; and
  • Review risk areas and common issues for HR professionals to comply with employment laws in both countries.