Which country's law apply?
June 4, 2013 5:15 AM Subscribe
Friend working overseas for an USA company.
posted by 3dd to law & government (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This friend has been working for many years overseas for an USA company. He gets paid in US$ and his contract reads that in case of termination of employment he will receive severance package contemplated on that overseas country laws (very large settlement is standard on that country, regardless of the reason for termination). The contract doesn't indicate what country courts/ laws will apply in case of dispute.
The company just decided to end my friend's contract and the severance package is not what it suppose to be according to the contract/ the country laws. I know that reading the contract would be the best way to answer this questions but as a general rule, if my friend wants to fight this, should he hire an attorney in the USA or in the country where he has been rendering his services? When the contract doesn't indicating anything, which country's legal regulation applies?