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Guide for global employers: Employee rights

Authors: Matthew Howse, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Celia Kendrick


  • International employers must comply with the law on employee rights wherever they employ staff, and should take into account accepted good practice in the relevant country. (See Compliance and practice)
  • Employers expanding abroad need to consider the effects that any relevant collective bargaining agreement may have on employee rights. (See Collective bargaining agreements)
  • Global organisations should consider whether or not they will take a unified approach to employee rights across the organisation, for example they could harmonise terms and conditions for all employees. (See Global employers' approach to employee rights)
  • Employers should have written principles, policies and procedures in place documenting their rights and obligations and those of employees and the procedures that they need to observe. (See Written policies and procedures)