Chris Anderson is a member of the Cross-Border Practice Group (CBPG), which provides global solutions support for clients in over 100 countries. Chris and the CBPG assist employers with business-practical cross-border guidance on all aspects of managing a global workforce, reconciling complex issues of multiple and conflicting laws and managing risk among multiple countries.
Specifically, Chris’ practice focuses on advising and assisting clients with cross-border employment strategy and execution including: (i) providing corporate structuring options and support; (ii) analyzing and implementing personnel engagement options; (iii) complying with complex background checks, restrictive covenants and intellectual property laws; (iv) providing immigration options and support; (v) drafting and revising all relevant personnel engagement documents such as independent contractor agreements, employment agreements, master services agreements, and assignment agreements; (vi) providing strategic support for termination of employment ranging from individual dismissals to global reductions in force; (vii) preparing global handbooks and codes of conduct; and (viii) preparing overviews and policies regulating leaves of absence and other employment benefits and entitlements.
While Chris routinely assists clients with cross-border issues in virtually every part of the world – Chris’ primary focus is employment matters in EMEA and Asia-Pac countries such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
Recently, Chris has served as a member of the firm’s COVID-19 “Global Solutions” team providing client content and guidance on global COVID-19 regulations and updates affecting employers. As part of that team, Chris’ work includes monitoring and applying evolving COVID-19 legal restrictions, preparing telecommuting and return-to-office guidance and policies, preparing overviews of global immigration restrictions, and guiding employers through complex situations involving employees working remotely from a different country than their payroll.