Editor'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
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Updated to include information on trends in international assignments.
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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?
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to international assignments and expatriation.