While the benefits of arbitration clauses in employment documents with US employees are highly publicized and well known, arbitration clauses with employees outside of the US (OUS) are much less prevalent due to enforceability issues and administrative hurdles.
Once again, Baker McKenzie attorneys, industry thought leaders and key clients from around the world convened (this time in New York) to answer this essential question: What is the future of work?
One consistent theme that permeated many of our discussions can be summed up as: Inclusion or Bust.
What does this mean?
It means that as global employers, we’re moving beyond a singular focus on diversity. As guest speaker Vernā Myers says,
Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
To truly reap the rich rewards of a diverse workplace, companies must invest generously and continuously in inclusion. Many senior business leaders predict that companies that don’t will be left behind and may actually cease to exist entirely in the not too distant future.
Today, an estimated 40 million people are living in modern day slavery—including an estimated 16 million individuals in forced labor across global supply chains.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
After two years of blogging to our friends in the Lone Star state, we are excited to announce that we are embracing the opportunity for new beginnings this fall. We are turning over a new leaf and expanding our…