International Expansion Blog

U.S. institutions often send their U.S.-based faculty and staff to work abroad on short- and long-term assignments. Home campus administrators, often already overwhelmed by domestic compliance requirements, may be forgiven by their coworkers for making incorrect assumptions, but local authorities will not forgive an institution for failing to fulfill obligations when conducting activities in-country. Failure to comply can result in fines and reputational damage for the institution.This post lists some precautions you can take to protect your institution when sending faculty and staff abroad.

Use of labor dispatch services in China has increased significantly in recent years. For that reason and others, there is a widespread perception that many companies operating in China have been using the practice to circumvent costly Chinese worker-protection laws. In response, China authorities recently amended the country’s 2008 Labor Contract Law governing labor dispatching.