An Inexact Science: Managing International Benefits, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and Compliance Globally

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An Inexact Science: Managing International Benefits, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and Compliance Globally

As companies expand globally, pressure builds to make sure that their HR and compliance policies are sound. A USA location-cenric approach does not necessarily "scale" up to account for an enlarged global footprint. Small errors can compound exposure as headcounts grow in locations outside of North America.
Our panel of benefits advisors and international expansion experts take on these issues and much more in this complimentary one-hour webinar.


  • Handling international benefits and compliance: what approach works best for you
  • Why China and India are special cases
  • What benefits requirements to keep in mind when your U.S. employees are travelling overseas.
  • Almost 50% of the kidnapping for ransom occurs in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Are you covered?
  • Little-known or often overlooked U.S. overseas (Expat) employees 401K options,
  • How to handle pension-related issues across EMEA and AsiaPac.
  • Why VC-backed company option plans, and even U.S. public company ESSPs can’t be used "as is".
  • Handling termination challenges, particularly in Brazil, Japan, China and U.K.
  • And much more … including your questions


Ranu Gupta
Right Talent Solutions

Ranu Gupta, Principal, Right Talent Solutions, is a seasoned Human Resources professional with extensive global experience in organizations like GE, P&G, Applied Materials and KLA where he has supported HR and managed HR teams across 14 countries in Asia and Europe. He is currently working to build global HR processes and systems for a niche semi-equipment market leader, SPTS Technologies as their Senior HR Business Partner. Ranu’s expertise lies in helping organizations better support their global talent, by leveraging superior process and technology.  Ranu is also a current serving Board Member of the Northern California HR Association.

Dr. Shan Nair
Nair & Co.

Dr. Shan Nair,CEO, Nair & Co. is an expert in international expansion, a highly sought after speaker on globalization and a contributing author for various publications. Since founding Nair & Co. in 1994, he has helped grow the company from a small U.K.-based professional services firm to a global enterprise with offices in U.K., India, China, U.S., Japan and Singapore. Nair & Co. acts for 4000+ client operations in over 50 countries. Recently, Nair & Co. was recognized for its excellence in client service and named a Top 100 Outsourcing Service Provider in the World by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

Norma Jean Lane
SVP of Human Resources

Norma oversees strategic workforce management at LiveOps. She manages the planning, direction and implementation of all human resources programs and policies and participates in the overall executive management of the company. Her team serves all LiveOps employees in the areas of human resource services, compensation, benefits, organizational development, training, EEO compliance, recruiting, staffing, and all other aspects of human capital management.

With over 20 years as a strategic human resources leader, Norma’s has an impressive track record in translating and aligning strategic business plans into HR strategy and operations to achieve Corporate objectives. Norma's extensive experience spans from leading global HR operations at Fortune 500 companies to overseeing the HR due diligence process through successful IPOs. She also has extensive experience representing management in labor union mediations, building leadership development programs, and designing and implementing complex total compensation programs. Additionally, she is an expert in building highly efficient and respected global HR teams.

James Kinney JD, LLM
Senior Vice President
William Gallagher Associates (WGA)

James Kinney JD, LLM is a Senior Vice President of William Gallagher Associates (WGA) Employee Benefits Group. Mr. Kinney is WGA’s in-house ERISA counsel and supports the Retirement, Health & Welfare and International practices on plan design and compliance related issues. He leads WGA’s large group practice and works on its largest retirement and Health & Welfare clients. He is also an experienced member of the Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) consulting practice.Mr. Kinney graduated from Boston University School of Law with a legal master’s degree, is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, has his series 6, 26 and 63 securities licenses and is Health & Welfare licensed.