International assignments/expatriation

Susan DennehyEditor's message: International assignments often fail because the employer has not put in place the right support mechanisms for the assigned employee and his or her family.

An international assignment should be supported by relevant documents to ensure that the employee to be assigned and his or her managers at the home and host organisations know what the assignee's terms and conditions are during the assignment and where the responsibilities for the different aspects of the assignment lie.

Susan Dennehy, employment law editor

Latest items in International assignments/expatriation

  • Zika and employee travel - should you avoid the risk?

    Date:
    8 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Given the Zika virus outbreak, employers should be aware of the health and safety and legal implications involved if they insist on their employees travelling to Rio for the Olympics.

  • Date:
    5 August 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    As well as the athletes descending on Rio for the Olympic and Paralympic games, many people are travelling there to work over the coming weeks, but, in the light of the Zika virus, can employees be forced to work in Brazil?

  • Brexit and the future of international assignments

    Date:
    4 July 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    While the effect of the UK's departure from the EU on the free movement of workers is still uncertain, we look at the steps that employers should be taking now to reassure their employees and prepare for future developments.

  • Date:
    1 July 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The process for the UK leaving the EU is yet to be set in motion, but employers should start thinking about the long-term implications for the movement of staff between the UK and other countries.

  • Safeguarding employees working abroad

    Date:
    13 June 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We outline some preventative measures and action plans that employers can implement to reduce the risks that globally mobile employees are exposed to.

  • Date:
    10 June 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Employees are posted to ever more countries, yet threats like natural disasters, terrorism and medical endemics loom large. What can HR do to protect the safety of global assignees? Tim Wells, head of global mobility consulting at Abbiss Cadres, explains.

  • Podcast: Contractual issues for international assignments

    Date:
    17 July 2015
    Type:
    Audio and video

    On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we are joined by employment partner at Morgan Lewis and XpertHR contributing author Matt Howse who discusses international assignments.

  • XpertHR international HR management survey 2014

    Date:
    5 December 2014
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The first XpertHR survey of international HR practice reveals how employers need to balance clear policies with flexibility, while managing the competing local and global needs of employees and the organisation.

  • Managing reward for international assignments

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing what options are available for organisations considering how to structure a remuneration package for an overseas assignee.

  • Guide for global employers: International assignments

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide for global employers on international assignments, covering type of assignment, recruitment, employment documents, policies and procedures, immigration, pay and benefits, tax and social security, preparing the assignee for the assignment, assistance for family members, global relocation consultants and return of the assignee.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to international assignments and expatriation.