U.S. Incentives, EU Employees And Conflicts Of Law

Law360, New York (January 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- This article summarizes important new incentives and employment law developments affecting U.S. employers with operations in Europe.

Enforcement of Foreign Law-Governed Restrictive Covenants in Share or Bonus Awards

Multinational employers frequently offer senior employees who are based overseas the opportunity to participate in incentive and bonus arrangements that are governed by U.S. law.

Such arrangements often contain provisions protecting the employer’s interests. Any doubt concerning the enforceability of such provisions in the EU now appears to have been resolved in employees’ favor.

In Duarte v. Black...
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