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Dominic Hodson is a partner in King & Spalding’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. For over 20 years, Dominic has worked closely with some of the world’s best-known brands to help them solve their international employment and HR-compliance issues and challenges. 

Dominic specializes in international employment law and has devoted his career to the development of this niche practice, guiding his clients to compliant and commercially practical resolutions to their needs. Dominic's practice covers each region of the globe and encompasses not only the day-to-day issues which global employers face in managing their workforce in specific countries, but also the complex and

detailed issues arising from the implementation and management of multijurisdictional HR projects and initiatives. He has a particular focus on the labor and employment aspects of international business transactions and his work includes:

  • Resolving employment and labor issues arising out of international M&A, spin-offs, joint-ventures and outsourcings, such as global business transfer rules (e.g. TUPE and its European equivalents); employee and employee representative consultation and consent processes; termination and rehire requirements; and pre- and post-transaction rationalization and integration processes.
  • Addressing global employment compliance issues, such as data-protection; workplace harassment and discrimination; equal opportunity; flexible work and working from home requirements; leave and absence entitlements; wage-hour compliance; and protections for specific classes of employees.
  • Implementing individual and collective terminations and reductions in force, including alignment to permitted reasons for termination; individual and collective (e.g. works council and trade union) consultation requirements; government and labor authority notification and approval processes; severance agreements and other termination documents.
  • Designing cost-management processes, such as adjustments and withdrawal of compensation programs; forced vacation; furloughs, unpaid leave and other reductions in working time; and implementation of other non-standard working arrangements to achieve necessary cost reductions.


Dominic is practicing in California as a Registered Foreign Legal Consultant.

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Credentials

LL.B., University of Sydney Law School

B.Sc., University of Sydney, Australia

New South Wales

Credentials

LL.B., University of Sydney Law School

B.Sc., University of Sydney, Australia

New South Wales