US Labor & Immigration Update 2019 for Nordic-Based Companies

Homble Olsby | Littler and the American Chamber of Commerce in Norway have the pleasure to invite you to join us for an informative session on how international companies are addressing key US employment and immigration challenges.

Companies operating in the US face challenges in hiring workers when moving employees from international offices into the US, and in staying abreast of constantly changing policies and practices in employment and business immigration law. Businesses need up-to-date guidance to manage their US workforce effectively and strategize for global mobility policies.

Littler’s international employment lawyers will discuss the following topics:

Immigration: Mastering a climate of uncertainty – what you really need to know:

  • What are the general frameworks and requirements for business visas in the US?
  • What obligations do employers with offices in the US have with respect to checking and recording work authorization of their employees?
  • What recent policy changes affect employers’ ability to hire in and transfer international workers to the US, and how are some employers creatively addressing those changes?
  • What do these changes mean for international business visitors?

Labor & Employment – key topics for international companies:

  • Hiring and firing workers in the US: Does employment at will make it easier than in Europe?
  • How do Norwegian/Scandinavian companies maneuver in a different culture?
  • Consultants and independent contractors: A solution or a problem?
  • Mitigating the litigation risk in a system where most disputes are solved outside the court system


  • Lise Gran, Senior Lawyer, Homble Olsby | Littler, Norway
  • John H. Lassetter, Shareholder, Littler US
  • Jorge R. Lopez, Shareholder, Chair, Global Mobility and Immigration Practice Group, Littler US
  • Ole Kristian Olsby, Partner, Homble | Olsby Littler, Norway

Registration & Breakfast:
8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

Homble Olsby | Littler
Akersgata 28
0158 Oslo

For questions and registration, please contact Sol Breivik at

August 30 @ 08:00
08:00 — 10:00 (2h)


AmCham, Homble Olsby | Littler