The Global Assignment: An Overview of the Components of a Successful and Compliant Expatriate Assignment

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Learn to implement the major best practices principles applicable to a globally mobile workforce.

This is a comprehensive overview of the various components necessary to achieve a compliant and successful expatriate assignment. The session addresses special issues related to U.S.-based employers sending employees abroad ,and/or accepting inbound employees from abroad, for assignments of one year or more. Topics covered include social security and tax equalization, housing and relocation, employee benefits and compensation, contractual obligations, application of local laws, and overall best practices for handling globally mobile employees—all presented with practical examples.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the essential components for successful management of globally mobile employees.
  • Have a basic foundation in best practices for managing and implementing expatriate assignment agreements.
  • Understand the key issues related to tax equalization and social security agreements in connection with expatriate assignments.
  • Understand employer obligations with respect to the health and safety of internationally assigned employees.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Presenter: 

William David Wright

William David
Wright

Bill Wright is a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices and is the chair of the firm's International Employment Practice Group. He counsels employers on various global employment, compensation and benefit issues related to employees abroad, as well as foreign nationals working in the U.S. and the employment of U.S. permanent residents and citizens abroad. Bill has worked with compliance issues related to hiring, retention and separation of employees in a multitude of jurisdictions. His experience with global employment issues has helped him assist our clients with international operations on all seven continents, including Antarctica. Bill has assisted clients with the implementation of strategic planning and policy development with respect to global HR practices and policies. He has also assisted clients with the management of litigation and employment controversy matters in numerous international jurisdictions. Bill has also counseled clients based outside the United States with the special considerations that are required when complying with U.S. employment and employee benefit rules and regulations. Bill is regularly involved with resolving questions related to privacy and data protection issues.

Location: 
LVCC N227-230
Amount of Credit: 
1.00
Credit Type: 
SHRM PDCs
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Critical Evaluation
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Relationship Management
Intended Audience: 
Senior-Level
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