[Excerpt] The global movement of employees is essential to multinational organizations doing business in different countries. Getting the right people to the right places at the right time with proper support in a lawful manner is critical to the success of global businesses. Human resource professionals and corporate counsel are confronted with a maze of legal issues in multiple countries that must be considered before moving employees across borders.
When can they go? How long can they stay? What can they do while there? How can they be paid? What happens to their employment benefits during the trip? Who will be the employer while abroad? Which countries laws will apply? What are the tax consequences to the employer and the employee? What about accompanying family members?
These issues confront employers dealing with both short-term business travelers, as well employees on long-term assignments. This is a global mobility handbook to help guide you.