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I would like to hire a Filipino assistant. I would like to

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Hi, I would like to hire a Filipino assistant. I would like to give her a non-disclosure agreement to sign. What jurisdiction should I choose for the contract? UK or Philipines?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: London, UK
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Customer: No

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Can you tell me - is she going to be based in the UK? Do you carry out your business in the UK or the Philippines?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
she is going to work from home
I'm self employed

I understand. I can obviously only give general pointers, and will do so here:

Parties that are entering into a contract may choose the country whose law applies to that contract. But other mandatory laws may also apply and regardless of what country’s laws an employer chooses for their employment contracts.

If the employment contract terms are contradictory to the employee’s host country, then local laws can prevail in setting the standard.

In your case, you need to check with a Phillipino lawyer to make sure that standard terms in the Philippines are not so contradictory to the UK as to render a UK contract term void.

Ultimately it's probably easier for you to operate under the UK law as you will have both a better access to resources and an understanding of the law if a dispute should arise.

I would suggest you consult with a Phillipino lawyer, as if there is nothing untoward in their mandatory employment laws you can simply elect the UK as the jurisdiction for the agreement.

I hope that this helps.

Thank you for your enquiry today. I am happy to answer follow-up questions - please do get in touch with requests for extra information or further queries and I will do my best to help you

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok, how about a management contract
between UK and poland
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
same case?

Yes the same principles would apply - you are free to elect the governing law for the contract but you have to check that local laws don't contradict this.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok thank you

Happy to assist. Take care.

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