What Employers Owe Staff In Foreign Hot Spots

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT) -- The political upheaval in Egypt had multinationals scrambling to understand what duties they owe their employees working in harm’s way — employees like Google Inc.’s regional marketing head Wael Ghonim, who was captured by Egyptian rioters and held for 10 days. Ghonim tweeted: “We are all ready to die.” (See S. Green, Corporate Counsel, 2/9/11.) On Feb. 11, an Egyptian mob beat and sexually assaulted CBS News Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan.

Beyond Egypt, employee security is vital to multinationals operating in war zones like Iraq and...
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