Middle East Turmoil Puts US Employers At Risk

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 6:40 PM EST) -- While the revolt that unseated Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was characterized by its peacefulness, recent protests in Bahrain and Libya have spurred violence that could put expatriate workers in harm's way and expose U.S. multinational companies to liability, experts say.

“The government is evaporating in Libya. These are really dangerous situations, certainly for your expatriate employees,” said Susan Bisom-Rapp, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and an expert on international and comparative employment law.

Multinationals have already removed expatriate workers from danger zones, with...
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