U.S. Employment Law for Foreign Companies

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Helping You Retain the Talent You Need

No matter how many time zones your workforce may span, our domestic and international employment lawyers can help you tackle your risks as an employer.

In today’s diverse and global workforce, the relationship between employers and employees is highly regulated, and the ever-increasing potential for discrimination and harassment suits can be intimidating. Harris Sliwoski helps you avoid costly litigation with company policies and practices to reduce your risks. Even if you already have robust labor and employment policies in place, our in-depth HR auditing services ensure your company is legally compliant.

Whether your employees are in the United States or abroad, Harris Sliwoski can provide valuable counsel as you develop your hiring practices and your policies around employee benefits, employee compensation, working hours, overtime, paid leave, specially protected employees, employee layoffs, employee terminations, and non-competition agreements. We also can assist you in preparing bilingual employment documents, from offer letters to employee manuals.

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We Will Fiercely Protect Your Business

Should you run into conflict, our dedicated employment law team will be your advocate. Our attorneys have represented companies, large and small, in industries as challenging as cannabis, entertainment, and emerging technologies. We have the know-how to help you navigate stressful litigation, and will work with you to manage your concerns and expectations while fiercely protecting your business.

If you suspect a current or former employee of violating the employment relationship, our attorneys will help you determine the best way to resolve what can quickly become a crisis. Whether enforcing a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement, or confronting problems such as data breaches, workplace violence, sexual harassment, or drug use, we can give you the advice and counsel you need to make smart decisions about when and how to litigate.

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Our Domestic and International Employment Law Services

  • Employment agreements
  • Employer audits for legal compliance
  • Employer-employee handbooks
  • Settlement agreements
  • Advice and counsel on all types of employment litigation, including:
    • Whistleblower retaliation
    • Sexual harassment
    • Discrimination
    • Wage and hour
    • Enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

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We Wrote the Book on
China Employment Law

Our firm offers world-class China employment and labor law expertise. Our China employment lawyers combine a deep knowledge of China’s employment laws with strong contacts with local labor authorities to help our clients stay abreast of China’s ever-changing and highly localized employment laws.

Our lead China employment lawyer, Grace Yang, wrote a book on China employment law, The China Employment Law Guide: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company. She also writes weekly on China employment law issues for our China Law Blog.

We Have You Covered in Spain

Our Spain employment team advises employers in all matters related to employment contracts, recruitment, employment conditions, due diligence, warnings, dismissals, relocations abroad, social security, occupational risk prevention and. We provide both employment counseling and dispute representation in administrative and court proceedings.

Our Spain office also supports our clients in collective proceedings, such as collective dismissal proceedings (E.R.E.), collective bargaining agreements, trade union matters and temporary labour force adjustment plans (E.R.T.E.).

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Our Clients' Successes

“Harris Sliwoski expertly guided us through the formation of our company. They continue to assist with necessary registrations and compliance with numerous regulations. They were able to promptly answer all our many questions and provide understandable options, explanations and practical advice. We expect to continue to use Harris Sliwoski on a regular basis as our company expands. They were also able to introduce us other professional experts. We would not hesitate to recommend Harris Sliwoski to any companies in need of legal advice.”

user icon Three Continents Foods LLC

This law firm was a huge help as our company went through the process of commercial licensing in the California cannabis industry.  They have helped us with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while clearly communicating with us throughout the process.  Everyone we’ve worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field and we have always felt that we were in good hands through our legal representation.

user icon Wil Crummer, CEO PRO Farms

Legal stuff is always scary. And I’ve had to play offense a couple times, begrudgingly. To have Harris Sliwoski have my back? It made things a lot less prickly. They quickly walked me through my options, and were refreshingly consistent in their communications, timing and billing. I’ve been lucky to stay out of the legal side of things my whole career, thankfully. When things went a little wrong, Harris Sliwoski quickly made things right.

user icon Aaron Draplin, Founder Draplin Design Co.

I am impressed with this law firm. They answered all my questions regarding cannabis businesses and the California cannabis framework, and they have helped me with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while always clearly communicating with us throughout the process. They also redirected me to other quality people for my business needs. Everyone I worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field, and I was in good hands throughout my legal representation.

user icon Corey T., CEO Thinc Cubed, LLC

I have been working with the lawyers at Harris Sliwoski for more than 20 years both as a business owner and as an executive at a large east-coast health system and that is because they have always efficiently provided high level and clear international law advice. Most recently, Harris Sliwoski provided legal support on many matters related to procuring medical products worldwide. Their support was particularly helpful to during the onset of COVID, when there was a big need for securing PPE quickly, all while navigating complicated international and domestic legal requirements. Harris Sliwoski’s team of international lawyers helped by conducting rapid-fire due diligence on potential suppliers, navigating the legal logistics for getting product from overseas and through U.S. customs, and drafting contracts to protect against various sorts of horribles. They did this by essentially providing what amounted to 24/7 service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

user icon Dan Pak Hospital Supply Chain Executive

Harris Sliwoski has represented our company in the legal cannabis industry for years. Harris Sliwoski has advised us in a wide variety of legal matters, and they are truly experts in their field. I would highly recommend Harris Sliwoski to anyone with questions about cannabis law, or any legal matters. They have been great for our Company, and will continue to guide us as our industry evolves

user icon Matt Hurt, COO Cannabis Nation

You won’t find a better partner than Harris Sliwoski when trying to navigate the complex world of healthcare regulations.  They not only give sound and reliable legal advice, but they are also very responsive and are able to guide you in a way that helps you reach your business objectives as well.

user icon Joseph Axelrod, General Counsel Irwin Naturals

When we started the process of building a ‘seed to sale’ cannabis company in Oregon, we saw the need for expert legal counsel.  The cannabis sector is fraught with potential peril at every turn, and we wanted the best legal advice we could find.  After talking to several firms and individuals, we feel extremely fortunate to have chosen Harris Sliwoski as our legal counsel.

user icon Tony Theiss, CEO and Co-Founder Redbarn Cannabis 

We use Harris Sliwoski on all our international legal matters, including on our international litigation matters. We have over the last few years been involved in a couple big international legal disputes and Harris Sliwoski’s international dispute resolution team provided us with expert legal assistance on both matters. They were always very careful to explain to us what they were doing and why and what their actions would likely cost us in legal fees. Most importantly, we did extremely well on both cases and I have no doubt Harris Sliwoski was a big factor in that.

user icon Kevin English, CEO We Are Camp

We have used Harris Sliwoski for legal help related to our international manufacturing. The lawyers with whom I worked had extensive familiarity with the international legal issues involved in our various projects and offered us key insights. I particularly appreciated how they always quickly and efficiently do what they say they will do and always within their cost estimates.

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