International Employment

Miller Johnson attorneys assist multinational companies and U.S. companies with expanding opportunities abroad on international employment and related domestic and foreign jurisdictional law issues. We focus on advance issue-spotting to help clients navigate the legal requirements to comply with foreign government employment regulations, international payroll taxation, and visa regulations for the extended assignment of U.S. and foreign nationals abroad. We offer specific resources, including a comprehensive International Employment Human Resources Checklist as a guide to managing global human resource issues. We have an experienced team capable of providing strategic guidance to reduce risk and properly structure the employment of personnel abroad.

The International Employment Practice Group services include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidance on the application of United States employment laws to personnel assigned abroad
  • Drafting foreign assignment employment agreements and secondment agreements
  • Visa and work authorization application assistance required for foreign assignments
  • Employee discharge and severance pay obligations in foreign countries
  • Tax compliance, equalization, and dispute resolution, for U.S.-based multinational employers with foreign subsidiary or branch operations and employers with nonresident workers or U.S. citizen/resident workers stationed abroad
  • Extra-territory enforcement of trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Export / Import control rules and application of the “Deemed Export” rule
  • Workers’ safety and the duty of care required for employees in high-risk locations
  • International pension plan issues- continuing U.S. Social Security contributions

Miller Johnson clients benefit from our affiliation with Meritas, a leading alliance of more than 170 firms located in more than 60 countries, which gives us access to quality worldwide legal services. Meritas connects clients to some of the strongest talents in the legal industry – no matter where you are or where you need them. To learn more, visit www.meritas.org.

We offer specific resources, including a comprehensive International Employment Human Resources Checklist as a guide to managing global human resource issues.

We have a team of attorneys dedicated to issues you face with a workforce operating in subsidiaries outside the United States. In an increasingly global society, it is our experience that employers often find that their legal needs require a variety of specialized and sophisticated experience and skills while at the same time wanting to work with a firm that is responsive and resourceful. We think we fit that description. Contact us to learn how we can serve you.