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The Global Assignment: What Do You Need to Do to Have a Successful and Compliant Expat Assignment?
Monday 06/29/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Add to calendar
| Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Workplace Application:
Successful expatriate assignments depend on getting the fundamentals right. 

This session provides a comprehensive overview of the various components necessary to achieve a compliant and successful expatriate assignment and addresses the special issues related to U.S.-based employers sending employees abroad and/or accepting inbound employees from abroad for assignments of 1 year or more. Hear about practical examples of topics such as social security and tax equalization issues, housing and relocation issues, employee benefits and compensation, contractual obligations, the application of local law and the overall best practices that should apply to handling globally mobile employees.

Learning Objectives:

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