New CCH / Baker & McKenzie Guide
Helps Companies Ease Challenge Of International Industrial Relations
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., December 6, 2000) The employment law experts of CCH
INCORPORATED (CCH) and Baker & McKenzie have introduced a concise new reference
Worldwide Guide To Trade Unions And Works Councils to help multinational
corporations successfully manage industrial relations on an international basis. (400
pages, $79. To order or for more information, call 1-888-276-5422, or visit http://hr.cch.com or www.onlinestore.cch.com.)
Published by CCH, a leading provider of human resources information, the Guide surveys
the laws relative to union and works council rights in major commercial jurisdictions
throughout the world to help multinational corporations understand and comply with the
industrial relations environment where they conduct business.
"Companies doing business around the world face an extraordinary challenge,"
noted Jeff Kessler, CCH Human Resources group marketing manager.
"Each country has its own history and culture in terms of the relationship between
employers, unions and works councils. To be successful, multinational corporations must
comply with these diverse labor laws and respect the importance of local cultural
attitudes while holding true to their global corporate business and personnel strategies.
"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," Kessler said.
Country-by-Country Coverage, Expert Guidance
Worldwide Guide To Trade Unions And Works Councils is authored by the employment
law experts of Baker & McKenzie who deliver authoritative, concise legal explanations
and guidance from the frontlines of their worldwide offices.
The handy reference surveys laws relating to industrial relations around the globe and
presents plain-English explanations of what employers need to know to do business in 29
By identifying and explaining legal requirements and cultural standards, the book helps
companies minimize employment, union or works council-related exposures in the context of
running a business, as well as helps them establish themselves as an employer of choice.
Country-by-country, comprehensive information is presented in a straight-forward style
and covers such topics as planning and administering remuneration schedules, benefits
schemes, global human resources policies, lay-offs, plant closings and international
reductions in force.
CCH, Baker & McKenzie Partnership Leverages Expertise, Experience
Worldwide Guide To Trade Unions And Works Councils is offered under CCHs
agreement with Baker & McKenzie to license content from publications of the
Firms 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.
The book is the second in a series of guides designed to help multinational companies
conduct business. CCH and Baker & McKenzie released the Worldwide Guide To
Termination, Employment Discrimination, And Workplace Harassment Laws earlier this
Baker & McKenzie's Global Labour, Employment, & Employee Benefits Practice
Group consists of more than 350 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 & McKenzies unparalleled legal expertise and
geographic coverage of employment relationships, honed over 50 years of cross-border and
domestic legal practice, with CCHs 87-year history of providing authoritative and
critical legal information to business professionals around the world.
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to purchase the 400-page Worldwide Guide To Trade Unions And
Works Councils, call 1-888-276-5422 or visit http://hr.cch.com or www.onlinestore.cch.com. The 400-page Guide is $79 plus
applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity pricing and school discounts are
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 Firms web site at www.bakernet.com.
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 companys 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. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. 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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