In addition to the HR Care® staff, the following authors contribute to our website and publications:

USA:

Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman contributes the HR Vulnerability Self-Audit, a monthly comment to the HR Care® Publications and Online Resource Center, and contributes articles to the HR Care® Publications. Jackson Lewis is a national law firm representing management on labor, employment and benefit law and related litigation matters. The firm has 20 offices and over 280 attorneys providing legal services to employers on national and local issues. To contact the firm you may call Margaret Bryant, Esq. at 800.648.2551, or e-mail her at bryantm@jacksonlewis.com. Alla Rosemarie Mintzer-Zapurdsky. Born Kiev, Ukraine 1970. B.A. 1992, International Relations with honors, Grinnell College. J.D. 1996, University of California Berkeley School of Law - Boalt Hall, 1996. Articles Editor 1994-96, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. Associate, 1996-98, Allison, Slutsky, and Kennedy, P.C., Chicago, Illinois. Associate, 1998-2000, Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors, and Roberts, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa. Admitted to Bar: Iowa and Illinois. Greg Naylor, Esq. contributed portions of the original HR Care® Legal Guide -- U.S.A. in 1994.

Paul Curtis, President of Curtis Communications, Inc. Mr. Curtis writes articles daily for HR Care®. He graduated from Michigan Law School in 1982, worked for a labor law firm in London, England, and then represented management in their labor and employment law issues at the Gamble & Davis law firm in Des Moines, Iowa until 1994 when he started Curtis Communications. Mr. Curtis also taught courses in labor and employment law at Iowa State University in their MBA program.

Canada:

Michael G. Sherrard and Madeleine L.S. Loewenberg of the Toronto employment and labour law firm Sherrard Kuzz LLP are the contributing authors for the HR Care® Legal Guide -- Canada. Mr. Sherrard and Ms. Loewenberg practice exclusively as management employment and labour lawyers with expertise in the following areas: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Restructuring, Administrative Law, Advising the Multinational Employer, Attendance Management, Canada Industrial Relations Board Proceedings, Civil Litigation, Collective Agreement Administration, Collective Bargaining, Compensation and Benefits Plans, Construction Labour Relations, Employee Relations Programs, Employment-Related Immigration Law, Employment Standards, Grievance Arbitration, Human Rights and Equity, Injunctive Court Proceedings and Judicial Review, Ontario Labour Relations Board Proceedings, Occupational Health and Safety, Pay Equity, Plant Sale or Closure, Privacy, Responding to Union Organizing and Applications for Certification, Strike/Lock-Out Management, Workplace Contracts, Workplace Safety and Insurance, Workplace Screening and Hiring, and Wrongful Dismissal Litigation. Mr. Sherrard was Called to the Ontario Bar in 1992, can be contacted at 416.603.6240 or msherrard@sherrardkuzz.com. Ms. Loewenberg was Called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, and may be contacted at 416.603.6244 or mloewenberg@sherrardkuzz.com.

Mexico:

Alfredo Gutierrez Kirchner is the contributing author for the HR Care® Legal Guide -- Mexico, and is an international attorney, member of the Mexican Bar, licensed to practice law in the 31 states of the Mexican Republic and the Federal District, where Mexico City is located. Since 1990 Mr. Gutierrez Kirchner has practiced law in Mexico City, and has represented numerous international companies. Prior to that time he practiced law in association with the Washington, D.C. firm of Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin and Kahn, and held numerous important positions with the Mexican embassy in Washington D.C. and New York. Mr. Gutierrez Kirchner has served on several commissions within the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and has been a member of the drafting committee for a great variety of Mexican fiscal and labor laws. Mr. Gutierrez Kirchner can be contacted at Ruben Dario #149, Col. Polanco, Mexico D.F., Mexico; telephone: 525.254.3198; fax: 525.254.3051; or e-mail him at argk99@yahoo.com

Netherlands:>

HR Care® Legal Guide -- Netherlands was written by Ms. Bartje Schaberg of the Simmons & Simmons, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Ms. Schaberg's practice areas include: 1. Specialist in Employment Law (individual and collective) and 2. Advice on Employment Law regarding: employment contracts, terminations of employment, reorganisations/social plans, changes of ownership of enterprises, right of participation option schemes, competition matters, removal from office/appointment of directors and collective bargaining agreements. Ms. Schaberg can be reached by telephone at +31 10 404 21 56 or by e-mail at bartje.schaberg@simmons-simmons.com.

Spain:

Jorge Angel is the contributing author for the HR Care® Legal Guide -- Spain. Mr. Angell is a partner with L.C. RODRIGO ABOGADOS, which was established in Madrid, Spain in July, 1973. Jorge Angell was born on August 15,1946, and graduated in Law in 1971. He is a member of the Madrid (Spain) and Lima (Peru) Law Societies. In addition to Mr. Angell, the partners are Carlos Dulanto, Martín Echniz, Mateo Amico, Angel Brioso and Manuel Rodríguez-Piero. The Firm has a long standing relationship with Latin America as Spain is an important source of investments in said region and a bridge between Latin America and the European Union. Mr. Angell himself is actively involved in litigation and insurance and reinsurance matters from regulatory issues connected with the licensing of insurance and insurance brokerage companies to the winding-up of insurance companies, handling of claims, insurance litigation and arbitration, employment practices liability, credit and bond, professional indemnity, D&O liability, policy drafting and general advice on insurance matters. Mr. Angell is the legal adviser to several insurance companies and insurance brokers. The services of the Firm cover both domestic and international matters, assistance in business law matters, and civil and administrative law, litigation and arbitration. Jorge Angel can be contacted can be contacted at: L.C. Rodrigo Abogados; Lagasca, 88; 28001 Madrid Espana; Tel: 34.914.355.412; or e-mail him at lcrabo@rodrigoabogados.com

United Kingdom:

Robert Hill and Matthew Howse of Barlow Lyde & Gilbert are the contributing authors for the HR Care® Legal Guide -- U.K. Barlow Lyde & Gilbert is an international law firm practicing in the City of London with offices in Hong Kong and Lloyds. The firm's specialist employment group have wide experience over a number of years advising on all aspects of employment law ranging from the negotiation of employment, terms and conditions of employment and staff handbooks, to advising both employers and employees on their respective rights, benefits and obligations. It has handled large scale employment related injunctions, industrial disputes and strikes. It has extensive experience dealing with claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal throughout the UK. It regularly advises on and handles claims arising out of, discrimination of all kinds. The firm has particular expertise in advising insurers and brokers on employment practices liability insurance, including wordings and risk management issues. Robert Hill can be contacted by telephone: +44 (0) 20 7643 8023; or by fax: +44 (0) 20 7071 9724; or by e-mail: rhill@blg.co.uk.

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