On September 12, 2014, legal professionals gathered at The Bar Association of San Francisco’s International Employment Law Conference. Four workshops, presented in morning and afternoon sessions, counted for 7.5 hours of continuing legal education credit. Speakers included Roxane Marenberg and other executives in compliance, and topics ranged from whistle-blower protections to international labor standards.
The conference kicked off with “Up in the Air: What You Absolutely Need to Know before Sending U.S. Employees to Work Abroad.” Presented by a managing director from BlackRock, Inc., and a representative of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, the workshop covered employment structures, documentation, compensation and benefits, and best practices for termination.
In the second workshop, “The International Whistleblower: Legal Protections and Compliance Challenges,” Roxane Marenberg and three co-presenters discussed a wide range of topics, including extraterritoriality related to the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley reforms and how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of International Affairs triages complaints from whistle-blowers in foreign countries.
Other presentations gave information on the International Labour Organization and global labor standards, as well as what legal professionals in the United States need to understand about mergers and acquisitions in the European Union.