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Neil Allen

New CCH, Baker & McKenzie Electronic Newsletter Covers Global Employment News

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 27, 2001) – Now there’s a way for companies to stay on top of breaking developments in employment law around the world, from the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court to employee use of e-mail in Germany to social security totalization agreements in Japan. CCH Global Employment News Direct taps into the practical legal expertise of the global law firm Baker & McKenzie to provide timely information for those doing business around the world. Produced by Baker & McKenzie and CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of employment information, software and services, CCH Global Employment News Direct delivers timely, relevant employment-oriented stories to desktops and laptops around the world over the Internet. (To order or for more information call 1-888-276-5422, or visit http://

"Companies doing business internationally must keep current with labor and employment issues — to be aware of developments in countries where they operate and, especially, to identify developing trends that may impact them," said Elice Webster, CCH Human Resources marketing manager. "CCH Global Employment News Direct delivers the timely news that companies need to minimize risk as they expand their reach internationally."

Worldwide Coverage

CCH Global Employment News Direct is an electronic, monthly newsletter delivered by e-mail anywhere an Internet connection is available. With information and coverage from the frontlines of Baker & McKenzie offices worldwide, subscribers to CCH Global Employment News Direct can keep current with international employment law developments through a single source.

The new Internet service for HR directors, CEOs and legal counsel delivers wide-ranging coverage of stories. Recent editions, for example, contain hundreds of stories from over 50 countries dealing with everything from business immigration incentives in Australia to the tax treatment of stock options in Singapore to an overhaul of the basic labor and management relations law of Germany.

Covering Europe and the Middle East, North America, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, CCH Global Employment News Direct includes coverage on topics such as benefits, pensions, compensation, sexual harassment, termination, workplace privacy, immigration, employee discrimination, labor relations, works councils, employee transfers and more.

CCH Global Employment News Direct is a perfect complement to the CCH Global Employment Law Guide, the most comprehensive, reliable legal insight and analysis on international labor and employment law issues today. Many CCH Global Employment News Direct stories link to longer pieces in the Law Guide.

CCH, Baker & McKenzie Partnership Leverages Expertise, Experience

CCH Global Employment News Direct 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.

Baker & McKenzie's Global Labour, Employment, & Employee Benefits Practice Group consists of more than 415 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 legal information to business professionals.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to subscribe to CCH Global Employment News Direct on the Internet, call 1-888-276-5422, contact your CCH representative at 888-CCH-REPS (888-224-7377) or visit the CCH Human Resources web site at A one-year subscription is $249. Current subscribers to the Global Employment Law Guide can add CCH Global Employment News Direct to their subscriptions for $199. A new subscription to both the Law Guide and CCH Global Employment News Direct is $1,098.

About Baker & McKenzie

Founded in Chicago in 1949, Baker & McKenzie is the only truly global law firm with nearly 3,100 lawyers operating from 62 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


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. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Human Resources web site can be accessed at

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