DONALD C. DOWLING
Donald C. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws. Don provides counsel on a wide variety of global employment law matters, including codes of conduct and HR policies that guide operations in multiple jurisdictions, international compensation and benefits issues, whistleblower hotlines, and cross-border internal investigations and HR compliance audits. He regularly advises clients on employment matters that arise with international restructurings, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing. Additionally, Don helps clients properly engage independent contractors overseas, manage expatriate programs, and develop employment agreements and employee handbooks. Earlier in his career, Don served as in-house international employment counsel for a Fortune 500 company in Paris and as an employment law consultant for a global consulting firm. He has delivered hundreds of presentations on international employment law issues in English and Spanish in countries around the world, and regularly publishes articles and teaches courses on a variety of global employment law topics. Professional & Community Affiliations Former Member, Advisory Board New York University School of Law’s Center for Labor & Employment Law Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business Chambers USA 2017 Named, Legal 500 US Labor & Employment, Workplace and Employment Counseling Named, Super Lawyer New York Super Lawyers Named, Attorneys Who Matter 2010 Ethisphere Institute Named, Leading International Labor/Employment Lawyer PLC Which Lawyer? Order of the Coif Education • J.D., Levin College of Law at University of Florida, 1985 • A.B., University of Chicago, 1982 Languages • Spanish Bar Admission New York Courts • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
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Cross-Border Internal Investigation Boot Camp: How Headquarters Should Investigate Allegations or Suspicions of Wrongdoing Overseas
American recommended practices for how to investigate a suspicion or allegation of employee wrongdoing are well-developed, and so U.S.-headquartered multinationals setting out to investigate possible wrongdoing in their overseas operations tend to want to export their domestic U.S. investigatory practices. But doing that legally and appropriately requires flexibility, adaptation, compromise—and a lot of adv..
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The “Floating Employee” Problem: Five Ways to Engage Someone to Work in a Foreign Country Where the Employer Has No Infrastructure or Payroll
International telecommuting arrangements come up in a handful of contexts or scenarios. How best to employ and payroll a given international telecommuter depends on the specific context or the scenario at issue. When considering any proposal for international telecommuting, begin by addressing the basic logistics as you would engage a domestic telecommuter to work from home locally. Then confront the sp..