One-day workshop / course ‘Global Overview Employment Laws & HR: Western European countries, USA & rest of the world (in English)’

In this one-day workshop of max. 6 participants, we will focus on the countries of your choice!

For whom

As an HR-professional or Manager working in an International company with global and/or regional presence you wish to gain expertise in the Labour laws and HR of multiple countries:

You may have an understanding of Employment Law and HR of one country and want to have an overview of that of other countries you have some sort of responsibility for. 

You would like to, not only understand the “Law of the Land” of different countries but also understand the context ,dynamics ,sensitivities and priorities of Industrial Relations and Employee Relations of those countries  

This workshop, with its overview of the employment laws & HR of a number of countries that are relevant to yourself and the other participants, equips you to provide the right (HR) leadership and take prudent decisions related to people and management. While you are operating from your regional Headquarters or Global Headquarters: what are the questions to ask your advisors, inside or outside your company -and how do you appreciate and trust on the information available with you?

Individual attention is guaranteed with a maximum  group size of six participants, with focus on the main points of the labour laws of those countries you indicate one week beforehand you wish to see included in the session.

Who should be taking this Programme:

  • HR professional at beginners stage
  • Experienced HR professionals playing Global and Regional roles
  • Business Managers in Global and Regional Roles
  • HR and Business Managers planning to expand into other countries
  • Legal Professionals
  • Employee Relations Specialists


During the workshop we will cover:

  • The characteristics and basics of Labour & Employment Law for the various Western European countries, the USA and other countries in the world you would be interested in
  • Several commonalities and differences in Labour law, employment relations , legal & HR (procedural systems) in various Western European countries and rest of the world
  • The Labour Law statutory due diligence that is needed to incubate new operations or to expand operations in different countries
  • The contracting models and employment terms of various countries
  • Handling reorganization, restructuring, takeover and merger  in different countries
  • Equip you to deal with external parties, e.g. law firms in various countries
  • The philosophies and guidelines on Employee Benefits in the various countries
  • Understanding of the salary, wage structures and minimum wages of different countries
  • Role of employee representative groups and/or trade unions  in different countries.

Benefits from the Programme

  • Gain Knowledge of  the main points of the Labour Law & HR of various Western European countries, the USA and relevant other countries
  • Insights, dynamics, sensitivities regarding Labour relations of different countries
  • Understanding of the latest Developments in the Labour Law across multiple countries
  • Cross learning from diverse set of professionals from different countries and backgrounds
  • Individual attention with maximum group size of six participants
  • Focus on the types of issues that you wish to bring to the session
  • A certificate of achievement

Workshop Location. and dates

  • The workshops are held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Social Impact Factoryin Utrecht, Vredenburg 40, within walking distance of CS Utrecht. They always include  an extensive lunch in brasserie De Utrechter.

June 15, June 18 (live webinar), August 27 (live webinar), September 3

We also offer this workshop as an in-Company  or as a  One-on-One session, customized to the needs of your organization and yourself.


€ 795, excluding VAT, including English language reading materials.

If your branch, professional or network organization has a cooperation agreement with us, a discount may apply. Indicate this under remarks during registration, stating the organization.



Teacher / trainer

This workshop was developed by Mr. Drs. Arthur Hol, who also acts as teacher/trainer in the workshops.

Arthur (1969) is a Partner at the Amsterdam-based law firm De Koning Vergouwen (a member of Globaladvocaten, an international network of leading law firms) , specializing in Employment Law, and programme director at Governance University.

He is a former international HR Manager at Royal Dutch Shell and KLM.  He holds university degrees in both Law and organizational psychology.

This background enables Arthur to make this workshop very practical, taking different business angles into account, as well as interactive (prior to the workshop session, participants will be invited to submit cases for discussion purposes).

During this workshop / course, insights will be given into the best practices of relevant multinational companies.