Erika Collins is a shareholder in the employment, labour and workforce management practice of Epstein Becker & Green, resident in the New York office. Ms Collins advises and counsels multinational public and private companies on a wide range of cross-border employment and human resources matters throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Ms Collins represents US and non-US employers in all aspects of company growth and restructuring, from office openings, executive hires and workforce expansions to company downsizing, employment terminations, mass lay-offs and office closures. She advises clients on preparing competitive employment packages and agreements, such as separation, expatriate and consulting agreements, that are compliant with local laws, as well as on payroll, benefits and vacation issues. Ms Collins regularly conducts multi-country audits of employment laws and practices to provide advice to clients regarding compliance with data privacy, fixed-term contracts, outsourcing, and working time and leave regulations, among numerous other issues.
Additionally, Ms Collins advises employers on sexual harassment and other misconduct allegations, as well as cross-border investigations. She is also experienced in conducting due diligence on international subsidiaries and advising on applicable business transfer laws and employee transition issues in cross-border M&A transactions.
Ms Collins is the editor of The Employment Law Review, which covers employment law in 44 countries. In addition to authoring numerous articles on international employment topics, Ms Collins is a regular speaker at the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Topics on which she has written and spoken recently include cross-border transfers of executives; global mobility issues for multinationals; employment issues in cross-border M&A transactions; the landscape of issues in international employment law; global diversity programmes; the intersection of EU privacy and anti-discrimination laws; and cross-border investigations.