How To Avoid Pitfalls Of Hiring Gov't Officials' Relatives

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Global companies face many challenges in creating a thriving, profitable enterprise. For any such company, its employees are key assets in overcoming those challenges. However, recent investigations by U.S. enforcement authorities in China have increased the focus on hiring relatives of government officials, which the U.S. authorities may consider to be an attempt to provide improper benefits to government officials.[1] While such a practice may be common, under certain circumstances, it can create an issue for companies subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other...
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