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Ogletree Deakins International Video Series: Top 5 Labor and Employment Concerns for U.S.-Based Multinational Businesses

Authors: Carson G. Burnham (Boston), Diana J. Nehro (New York City), Bonnie Puckett (Atlanta), Jean Kim (Atlanta)

Published Date: September 26, 2017

In the first installment of our four-part video series, two of our International Practice Group shareholders, Carson Burnham, chair of the practice group, and Diana Nehro, a shareholder in our Boston and Stamford offices, discuss the top five labor and employment concerns for U.S.-based in-house counsel with operations abroad. Tune in for a discussion about managing the absence of at-will employment, investigating violations of U.S. laws abroad, globalizing discrimination and harassment policies, handling mobility assignments, and creating global sales incentive plans.

Carson G. Burnham  (Boston)

Carson G. Burnham
Chair, International Practice Group Carson Burnham Chairs the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins. She is a shareholder based in the Boston office. Carson and her global team manage worldwide labor and employment matters for clients and offer practical solutions to employment law issues in over 100 countries.Carson’s expertise includes multijurisdictional investigations into employment law and compliance matters including sexual harassment, bullying, assault, breach of finance...

Diana J. Nehro  (New York City)

Diana J. Nehro
Ms. Nehro is the Deputy to the Chair of the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins and is based in the firm’s Boston office. She also serves as a chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. Ms. Nehro assists clients in efficiently and effectively managing international labor and employment issues in an ever-expanding global economy. Ms. Nehro has experience in advising multinational clients in connection with the establishment and management of...

Bonnie Puckett  (Atlanta)

Bonnie Puckett
Bonnie Puckett leads the firm’s Asia-Pacific practice, advising on all types of cross-border and global employment matters within the Asia region and worldwide. Some of her major work includes preparing contracts, handbooks, and corporate policies designed for worldwide as well as country-specific use. Bonnie develops business-practical solutions for employers confronting various international challenges from onboarding, to compensation structure, to performance management, to...

Jean Kim  (Atlanta)

Jean Kim
*Currently licensed in South Carolina only. Jean Kim is an attorney in the International Practice Group of Ogletree Deakins and is based in the firm’s Atlanta office. As a full-time member of the firm’s International Practice Group, Jean is part of a growing team of international attorneys based in five countries with unique experience handling employment-law matters worldwide. Jean is bilingual in English and Korean, and generally focuses her practice on the Asia-Pacific regions...