So You Think You Know Global Mobility: Shockers, Surprises and Traps for the Unwary

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Come away with an enhanced knowledge of global mobility, solutions to implement and mistakes to avoid when managing a globally mobile workforce.

As HR professionals, we struggle to identify and resolve key compliance issues within a globally mobile workforce. Whether we are dealing with an outbound or inbound employee, we can become overwhelmed with the variety of issues and problems that may arise. This session will ask a series of questions to check your knowledge and will focus on the key employment law, tax, benefits, privacy and immigration issues that a multinational employer will likely encounter. In this session, you will:

·         Enhance your ability to identify small global mobility issues before they become big problems.

·         Learn how to mitigate your employer's risk with a globally mobile workforce.

·         Apply best practices to actual global mobility situations.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:00am to 8:15am

David W. Ellis

David W.

David W. Ellis is internationally recognized in the area of executive compensation, employee benefits and pension funds. He is exceptionally fluent in international executive mobility, particularly in the design and taxation of compensation payable to expatriates, inpatriates and globally mobile employees. Mr. Ellis is immediate past chair of Baker & McKenzie, LLP’s Global Employment Practice Group.

Mr. Ellis represents and advises management on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation locally and internationally. He advises multinational companies on tax, labor, securities and data privacy aspects of equity compensation programs and management participation programs. He also advises both buyers and sellers on US and non-US labor and pension funding issues that arise in cross-border transaction.

Kerry Weinger


Kerry Weinger, a Partner with Baker McKenzie, is based in Chicago and chairs the Chicago Employment & Compensation Practice Group.  He advises on the multinational employment, tax, social security, employee benefits, compensation law and other legal issues concerning the cross-border movement of employees as well as assisting clients entering new territories.  Kerry is a member of several Human Resources, Bar and CPA associations and practiced abroad for two and a half years in Brussels, Belgium.

Convention Center: 204
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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