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Federation of International Employers

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The Federation of International Employers (FedEE Global)
Company typeCompany limited by guarantee
FedEE Global
IndustryEmployers organisation
PredecessorFederation of European Employers
FounderRobin E.J Chater (Secretary-General)
London, Nicosia and Hong Kong
United Kingdom, Cyprus and Hong Kong
Number of locations
Area served
ServicesInformation, analysis, advice, publications and training for multinational companies

The Federation of International Employers / La Federación de Empresarios Internacionales (formerly The Federation of European Employers) was established in 1988 with the support of the European Commission. Today it operates independently and claims to be the leading organisation for multinational employers. It is also known as FedEE Global.[1]

The Federation's principal aims are to assist companies to achieve legal compliance, operate more effectively at an international level, improve transnational HR capabilities, network with other international executives, develop practical/equitable pay structures, evaluate new employment methods and trends, monitor employee participation and trade union activities and embrace workforce diversity.[2]


In 1988, the organisation was founded as the Federation of European Employers by current Secretary-General Robin E.J Chater in order to assist human resource professionals operating in Europe.

The head office is located in London, UK - but due to the Brexit vote in 2016 as a global organization the organization changed its operational headquarters to Nicosia, Cyprus and Hong Kong.[3] As a further development in 2014, the Federation became the principal sponsor of a new business networking community called butN. The butN system allows business travelers to link up and meet face-to-face.

The Federation operates in 70 countries.[4] It does not give any information about the current number of its members. It has fifty five employees, including the Founder and Secretary-General, Robin Chater. It has 175 followers on LinkedIn.[5]

Work of the Federation[edit]

In addition to providing legal/HR information, updates and advice, the Federation offers a one-year Advanced Diploma in Multinational Employment Law (Adv.Dip MELL) that also entitles the holder to use the designation "HR Counsel" after their name (protected by international trademark).[6]

Areas of changes monitored by the Federation include: union developments (changes in structure, membership, campaigns, protests and strike activity); evolution and operation of works councils; pay and benefit trends and new elements in collective agreements; remuneration; corporate governance rules and corporate ethics; income tax; health and safety; working time and leave; privacy at work; employee recruitment; work and residence permits; pensions and social security; financial participation plans; business transfers; termination of employment contracts; discrimination and equal opportunity.

As an employers’ organisation, the Federation also acts as a think tank in a wide range of employment-related fields.[7]


  1. ^ "Federation of European Employers". Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Introducing FedEE". FedEE Global. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Economist Conferences". Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  4. ^ "The Federation of International Employers (FedEE)". Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Federation of International Employers (FedEE Global)". Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Best Practice: Healthy Workplace, Healthy Workforce - Guidance for Managers". Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  7. ^ Fennell, Edward (7 March 2013). "In the City: Edward Fennell". The Times. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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