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Leslie Bonacum
847-267-7153
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Neil Allen
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New Book From CCH, Baker & McKenzie Provides Concise, Expert Guidance On Employment Issues Worldwide

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 7, 2000) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of employment and tax law information, software and services, is offering a practical new reference – Worldwide Guide to Termination, Employment Discrimination, and Workplace Harassment Laws – to help multinational corporations manage complex employment-related issues. (329 pages, $79. To order, or for more information, call 1-888-276-5422, or visit http:// hr.cch.com.) Authored by the employment law experts of Baker & McKenzie, this handy reference surveys critical employment laws around the world and presents plain-English explanations of what employers need to know on a country-by-county basis for doing business in major commercial jurisdictions.

"This valuable new guide identifies and explains the law in more than 30 countries in the key areas of termination, employment discrimination and workplace harassment, and offers very practical advice to employers on how to avoid problems and manage legal exposure in these areas," said Jeff Kessler, CCH Human Resources marketing manager.

Concise, Country-Specific Coverage

With coverage from the frontlines of Baker & McKenzie offices worldwide, Worldwide Guide to Termination, Employment Discrimination, and Workplace Harassment Laws offers authoritative, concise legal guidance on today’s international labor and employment law issues.

The comprehensive information is presented in a straightforward style designed to inform companies quickly about what they need to know to minimize legal exposures and manage human resources effectively in the countries in which they operate.

The information and guidance is presented on a country-by-country basis. Included for each country is an introduction to the employment laws and culture of that country. More specialized information is presented for countries in the areas for terminations, including restrictions on employers and litigation considerations; employment discrimination, including applicable laws, practical advice for avoiding employment discrimination problems and potential employer liability; and sexual harassment, including an overview of the law and potential employer liability, as well as practical advice on how to avoid sexual harassment problems.

"There can be no doubt that international business activities present complex employment issues as the laws governing employer-employee relationships are vastly different throughout the world," said Kessler. "With this new guide, companies, business and human resources executives, and corporate counsel will have at their fingertips fast access to clear explanations of critical employment law information around the world."

CCH, Baker & McKenzie Partnership Leverages Expertise, Experience

Worldwide Guide to Termination, Employment Discrimination, and Workplace Harassment Laws is offered under CCH’s agreement with Baker & McKenzie to license content from publications of the firm’s Global Labour, Employment, & Employee Benefits Practice Group to expand coverage of global employment issues in CCH print and Internet products and to co-brand new products designed for business and legal professionals.

About Baker & McKenzie

Founded in Chicago in 1949, Baker & McKenzie is the only truly global law firm with nearly 2,800 lawyers operating from 61 offices in 35 countries. The Firm offers the full spectrum of commercial legal services at global best-practice standards. For more information about the ways in which Baker & McKenzie provides focused and strategic counsel to clients around the world, visit the firm’s web site at www.bakernet.com.

Baker & McKenzie's Global Labour, Employment, & Employee Benefits Practice Group consists of more than 315 attorneys worldwide who represent multinational corporations in all aspects of employment-related counseling and litigation, employee benefits and compensation and international executive transfer issues.

The agreement leverages Baker & McKenzie’s unparalleled legal expertise and geographic coverage of employment relationships, honed over 50 years of cross-border and domestic legal practice, with CCH’s 87-year history of providing authoritative and critical legal information to business professionals around the world.

About CCH INCORPORATED

CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of human resources, tax and business law information and services. For more than 60 years, the company’s Health and Human Resources group has set the standard as an authoritative source of employment law, including information on benefits, compensation, worker safety and human resources management. Its publications and software for human resources professionals include Human Resources Management, Pension Plan Guide, Benefits Guide and Payroll Management Guide. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com. The CCH Human Resources web site can be accessed at http://hr.cch.com.

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