One-day workshop “Global Labour Laws Western European countries & USA”

Do you, and/or your team, work in an international company with global and/or regional presence, and do you wish to gain basic knowledge in the labour laws of multiple countries?

Are you conscious of the pitfalls that may be vital to employee relations in a specific country?

What are the questions to ask your advisors, inside or outside your company – and how do you appreciate and trust the information available to you?

This workshop is for you!

This workshop is based on our extensive experiences providing employment law country reports and conducting HR audits, tailormade to meet the needs of our international clients. 


  • You gain knowledge of the main points of the labour law & HR of various Western European countries, USA and one other country of your choice;
  • Insights, dynamics, sensitivities regarding labour relations of different countries;
  • Understanding of the latest developments in the labour laws across multiple countries;
  • Cross learning from diverse set of professionals from different countries and backgrounds;
  • Individual attention with maximum group size of 8 participants; and
  • Focus on the types of issues that you wish to bring to the session.

Often the other attendees are able to share knowledge about your countries of interest, and have valuable practical tips, including access to their in-country service providers of choice!

We focus on the main points of the labour laws of Western European Countries (UK, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy), the USA and additional countries you wish to see included in the session.

On average, we spend 20 minutes on the above-mentioned countries and 10 – 15 minutes discussing countries of specific interest to the attendees. We also discuss approximately 5 additional countries of interest, over and above those listed above.

As with all our workshops, we offer each individual participant a personal intake & advice session online, prior to the workshop, to ensure that we discuss your desired learning outcomes in advance.

Our attendees have found these sessions invaluable to increase the quality of their experience on the day of the workshop.

The trainers themselves are experienced employment attorneys and have gained international experience themselves.


  • HR professionals
  • 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


  • Key questions to ask when dealing with foreign labour law service providers
  • You will be equipped with knowledge to deal with external parties in the various countries more effectively
  • Commonalities and differences in labour law, employment relations, legal & HR (procedural systems) in various countries
  • The labour law statutory due diligence that is needed to establish or expand operations in new countries
  • How to conduct an “HR audit” focussing on employment law and HR requirements of a new country

This unique workshop, with its overview of the employment laws of several countries that are relevant for yourself and the other participants, equips you to provide the right (HR) leadership and take prudent decisions related to people and management in various countries.


To register, complete the form below!

If we can assist you and your company with employment law country reports and/or tailormade HR audits that meet the specific needs of your company, please reach out to us!

Workshop location

The workshops are held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Baarn (Villa Mollerus, Mollerusstraat 1), a 10 m. walk from Baarn train station, circa 30 min. from Amsterdam and Utrecht. The workshops always include an extensive lunch, in the same building.

Our workshops are also offered in the form of a ‘live webinar’ and all workshops are available in the form of a one-on-one workshop or on an in company basis, with different prices.

‘On location’ workshops are hybrid, i.e. they allow for online participation as well, which works well given the fact that we work in small groups (maximum number of 8 participants). The prices for the on-site and online workshops are the same.

Dates in 2024

Your investment

There is no prescribed order for completing our Dutch Labour Law & HR programme though it is advisable to start with Module 1 as it deals with the basics of Dutch Employment Law, followed by Module 2.

You can also book this course as a one-day workshop. Investment: € 997 excluding VAT (including reading materials, lunch, tea/coffee) payable in advance.

Included is a 30-minute to one-hour personal intake & advice session (online) – remember, it’s all about you!

If your branch, professional or network organisation has a cooperation agreement with us, a discount may be applicable. Indicate this under remarks during registration, making reference to your organisation.


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 Advocaten (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.


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