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The Global Assignment: An Overview of the Components of a Successful and Compliant Expatriate Assignment
LVCC N227-230
Wednesday 06/26/2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Learn to implement the major best practices principles applicable to a globally mobile workforce. 

This is a comprehensive overview of the various components necessary to achieve a compliant and successful expatriate assignment. The session addresses special issues related to U.S.-based employers sending employees abroad ,and/or accepting inbound employees from abroad, for assignments of one year or more. Topics covered include social security and tax equalization, housing and relocation, employee benefits and compensation, contractual obligations, application of local laws, and overall best practices for handling globally mobile employees—all presented with practical examples.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the essential components for successful management of globally mobile employees.
  • Have a basic foundation in best practices for managing and implementing expatriate assignment agreements.
  • Understand the key issues related to tax equalization and social security agreements in connection with expatriate assignments.
  • Understand employer obligations with respect to the health and safety of internationally assigned employees.
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William David Wright, Partner,
Fisher & Phillips LLP