Many businesses are reconsidering expatriate assignments in light of travel restrictions, tax incentives, the rise of remote work and more. This post describes steps your organization can take to reduce its global mobility risks and put your company in a better position to thrive as our global economy recovers.
The coronavirus is affecting the global economy in many ways, and the situation is constantly changing. Employers and their expat workers in particular must be mindful of the coronavirus and the ways in which state and local governments are responding.
A new virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan is so far responsible for 2,700 infections and at least 80 deaths. This post provides business travellers and their employers with information about the virus so they can make sound decisions during this emerging crisis.
Countries all over the world are embracing the economic employer concept and abandoning the traditional model for granting income-tax exemptions to temporary foreign workers. We explain the economic employer concept and tell you how to protect your organization when sending expats on short-term assignments.
Despite opposition from business quarters and serious glitches during testing, France is moving ahead with a plan that will require employers to withhold income tax from employee paychecks starting in January 2019.
Overdue US tax payments can now lead to denial of a passport or passport renewal. Expats and their employers need to understand the law and its ramifications.
Many countries require a medical exam as a condition of employment, which can affect expat workers. Here are some examples of what to expect in other countries.
The Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement have focused a wave of attention on workplace harassment. HR departments in the US are scrambling to revise policies and examine their company cultures. But abroad, the picture can be very different. Simply translating home-based policies into a new language for use in another jurisdiction isn’t the answer. Multinationals must learn to navigate relevant foreign laws while realizing that effectively combating harassment is as much about culture as legislation.
In the second part of this two-part post, Rory Shedden talks about his expat experiences in Boston and asks about the ramifications of short-term expat assignments. His colleague Katie Davies provides more expert commentary and recommendations.
Rory Shedden, director of solution development at Radius, talks about his experiences as an expat in Munich and Boston. His colleague and global mobility expert Katie Davies provides commentary and recommendations for the benefit of expats and their employers.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that his country’s Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, or 457 visa, used by non-Australian skilled workers, will be replaced by two new visas. Over a million people have used the 457 for work in Australia since it was introduced 20 years ago. Here’s what the changes will mean for businesses operating in or planning to expand into Australia and what they can do to protect themselves.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at how to launder money and shoot craps at the same time, the trouble with judging NAFTA, and why US expats and accidental Americans loath the IRS.