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Going Global: 6 Questions You Should Be Asking

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Going Global: 6 Questions You Should Be Asking

Labor laws vary from country to country, but for the most part, you'll find that regulations are far stricter overseas. In the European Union and much of South America, organized labor is much stronger, and employers are legally obligated to consult with employee representatives before relocating an office, conducting layoffs, or even discontinuing a product line. Worker benefits also are more extensive and severance for fired workers tends to be far more generous. On the other hand, you'll likely catch a break when it comes to health care.

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