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Christopher V. Anderson

Associate Charleston

Chris Anderson is a member of the International Practice Group, which provides worldwide labor and employment law support in over 100 countries. His international practice expertise includes advising clients with international employment law and immigration issues such as employment contracts and service agreements, visa and work permit requirements for outbound mobility, complex background check laws, and data privacy.  While he has assisted clients with issues in virtually every part of the world including Canada, South and Central America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East – Mr. Anderson’s primary focus has been employment matters in Asia Pacific countries such as China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Domestically, Chris also has experience assisting clients with employment issues including discrimination and harassment claims arising under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Worker’s Compensation retaliation claims, and Fair Labor Standards Act issues. 


Experience

The following is a representative sample of Mr. Anderson’s work for various multi-national clients.

Employment Contracts and Service Agreements

  • Prepared employment contracts templates in over 18 countries including China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, and Mexico.
  • Prepared service agreements for independent contractor relationships in multiple countries.

Outbound Mobility

  • Assisted large multi-national clients with obtaining required visas and work permits in Israel, Brazil, and Argentina.
  • Analyzed and provided substantive advice on short term visa and work permit requirements in multiple countries, including Malaysia, Suriname, Mozambique, Bulgaria, the Ivory Coast, and Guyana.
  • Prepared a checklist of visa requirements for flight attendants potentially traveling to over thirty countries worldwide.  

Background Checks and Data Privacy

  • Analyzed and provided substantive advice on background check laws in Argentina, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 
  • Prepared a template background check consent form for China and Hong Kong.
  • Advised multiple clients regarding data privacy generally, and the data privacy issues associated with conducting background checks specifically.

Franchise Law

  • Provided advice regarding specific franchise agreements and franchise law in Australia, France, Greece, Italy, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam.

Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Analyzed the applicable law and typical flexible workplace practices in multiple countries, including Australia, Japan, Singapore, and China.
  • Revised flexible workplace policies based on the applicable law and typical practices.

Previous Experience:

While in law school, Mr. Anderson’s advocacy and writing skills were recognized through membership on the Wake Forest’s Moot Court Board.  He also received awards for excellent achievement in Legal Research & Writing, Risk Regulation Law & Policy, and Copyrights.

Prior to law school, Mr. Anderson attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was a youth and family minister for five years. He resides in Charleston with his wife and three young children.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association

Speeches:

  • Ogletree Deakins International Practice Group Seminar - ''International Employment Law 101: A Foundational Overview'' - Washington - March 29, 2018
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Charleston Chapter - ''Employment Law Update: Hot Topics in Immigration Law'' - Charleston - December 08, 2016
  • Association of Corporate Counsel - ''Creating an Effective and Flexible Work Environment'' - Charleston - February 2015

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October 03, 2014 - SHRM.org - "Worker Failed to Show Pretext Following Contract Non-renewal"

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