Startup Webinar: US Employment Law

Learn about the rules and practices of the US employment law.

Event Details


ONLINE webinar


June 06, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm Europe/Vienna (UTC+02:00)


$15 general admission

Are you a Swiss entrepreneur or startup interested in exploring opportunities in the US? swissnex San Francisco is organizing a series of educational webinars just for you. Don’t miss this fifth session on US employment law on June 5, 2013.

When there is a need to hire people in the US, companies must follow a numbers of rules and practices dictated by employment law. Join swissnex San Francisco for a webinar on this topic with Rich Frank, co-founder and General Partner of RollSpeed GmbH.

Rich Frank will cover matters of US employment law for Swiss startups, including the state and federal legal landscape, the essential elements of US employment contracts, compensation points, trade secrets, bring-your-own devices policies and practices, discrimination and harassment, independent contractors, wage and hour laws, and more.


Rich Frank

Rich Frank is an American lawyer and a co-founder and General Partner of RollSpeed GmbH, based in the Zürich area and established in 2012. RollSpeed’s mission is to help accelerate the success of Switzerland’s most innovative young companies via a funding platform, strategic advisory services, special events, and other impact activities. In partnership with the City of Zurich and Life Science Zurich Business Network, RollSpeed is organizing the special event, “Open Health: The Citizen’s Revolution,” at swissnex San Francisco on June 4, 2013.
Rich Frank has more than 20 years of experience advising clients in his native Silicon Valley, as well as in New York and Switzerland. His practice has focused on a broad range of US and international employment law counseling and litigation matters. Previously, as a partner in the San Francisco office of international law firm Cooley LLP and Chair of the firm’s International Employment practice, he represented high technology and life sciences companies, top-tier venture capital firms and high-net-worth individuals. He has advised countless startups and high growth companies, as well as industry leaders such as ABB, Apple, Applied Materials, Cisco, eBay, Jawbone, Nvidia, and
Rich earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings in San Francisco. He moved to the Zürich area with his family in 2010.


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